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19-year-old girl sent to reformatory for stabbing classmate

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The Chiba Family Court has sent a a 19-year-old girl to a juvenile reformatory for stabbing her high school classmate in February. The attempted murder that left a third-year female student in critical condition occurred in February at Musashino Academia Musicae High School in Iruma City, Saitama Prefecture.

After an unspecified time, the girl will be transferred to a juvenile correction center and enrolled in treatment programs, Sankei Shimbun reported. Presiding judge Noriaki Kikuchi pointed out in his ruling that the defendant “resented the victim after she revealed she was dating a man.” He added, “In addition to demonstrating a strong intent to murder, the defendant]exhibited no hesitation in the malicious stabbing.”

Regarding the girl’s psychological state, the judge ruled that “correctional education is necessary to prevent a reoccurrence of delinquent behavior.”

The girl reportedly suffers chronic emotional stress from a feeling of failure to become well-adjusted to society.

According to court documents, the defendant (then 18) stabbed her 18-year-old classmate in the school nurse’s office just past noon on Feb 6. The office was unoccupied at the time. A teacher heard screams coming from the nurse’s office found the victim collapsed on the floor while the suspect was standing by her with a knife in her hand.

The victim recovered from her wound.

The case was later transferred from the family court in Saitama to Chiba Prefecture.

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Yikes!

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The girl reportedly suffers chronic emotional stress from a feeling of failure to become well-adjusted to society.

Unless we address the root cause of the problem, more cases like this will continue to pop up in the future. I wish schools would allot programs for kids, while jobs can hold similar ideas for their workers. It doesn't have to be managed by professional psychiatrists, even just someone who's willing to lend an ear and a shoulder for support would be enough, think of it like a group therapy session. It might seem like a first world problem, but it'll still get to you.

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How about she get sent to prison where she belongs?

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Wasn't aware Japan had reprogramming centers, hmmm..

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She should be locked up for good. It’s not as if she’s going to get better. In another few years we’ll read about her killing somebody or, given her nature, her own kid(s).

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Regarding the girl’s psychological state, the judge ruled that “correctional education is necessary to prevent a reoccurrence of delinquent behavior.”

I'd love to see a documentary on what's going on in those correctional center for kids.

"Usual brainwashing didn't work at school? Don't worry we have our methods"

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I will go out on a limb and suggest that her feelings of not being able to adjust to society are directly caused by society and the law treating her as a child even if she is ready to live as an adult and has been for a while. At least society is being consistent in treating her as a child even when stabs someone.

If that is true, I have no doubt she will always be haunted by her teenage years but will do much better when she is given actual rights and freedom, assuming this episode does not follow her. I don't think she will be a danger after 20. But I say this without nearly enough detail to work with.

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She was probably coddled and didn't get the proper discipline that was needed when she was a child. No adjustment is necessary for prison. They'll do it for her.

-8 ( +4 / -12 )

First time I hear the word reformatory mentioned in Japan.

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The girl reportedly suffers chronic emotional stress from a feeling of failure to become well-adjusted to society.

But Japan will never change. She is just a sad byproduct, the same as the poor victim.

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Private high schools are hives for students with emotional and mental disorders who cannot cut it in public schools.

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There's a "reformatory" near my place. My kids had a neighborhood friend whose dad was a shrink there who I occassionally spoke with back in the day. He was a good guy, but openly admitted there were a lot of kids who were so damaged - by genetics, parenting or a combination of both - that they would need permanent instituional care. He seemed resigned that there was nothing that could be done.

6 ( +6 / -0 )

Tired of these same ol',same ol' stories that pretend she's a "girl," so no naming,yet she can go and vote in an election as an adult? Pointless.

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If you take a knife into a school knowing your going to use it to hurt, maim, kill some one, that it bordering on, or is attempted murder. although the attacker is going to get "help" what about the other poor girl who was attacked? will she get some sort of support and professional help to recover from this night mare?

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The girl reportedly suffers chronic emotional stress from a feeling of failure to become well-adjusted to society.

I’d say its more than just a feeling of failure. Stabbing someone is pretty much the definition of not being well-adjusted to society.

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Why did she stab this particular girl? Had she and her friends been tormenting her? Did the other girl attack her and get more than she bargained for? Did the other girl have the knife first but is now seen as the victim?

As well as the speculation above, there are so many scenarios we can invent on a solid foundation of lack of information.

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the defendant “resented the victim after she revealed she was dating a man.”

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"juvenile reformatory", "juvenile reformatory"

That sounds more like North Korea to me....Scary! Almost worse than the stabbing itself...

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