Police in Noda, Chiba Prefecture, have arrested 49-year-old elementary school teacher Masaki Yabusaki on charges of intimidation.
The suspect allegedly sent around half a dozens emails to the Noda Board of Education with oddly-worded threatening remarks such as “I will blow up bad guys and their government buildings” if they didn’t rescind a decision to extend the school week to include Saturday classes introduced this year.
Yabusaki reportedly confessed to the charges but no explosives were found in his home during the investigation. The suspect who once served as the school’s curriculum coordinator allegedly sent around six emails to his board of education with various threatening remarks.
Among the messages’ grievances are “There’s no way to recover when you’re working until Saturday” and “All that can be done on Sunday is sleep.” These complaints were followed by threats of violence such as “On behalf of the faculty of Noda, I will blow up bad guys like you and your government buildings. I’m ready.”
The board of education issued an apology regarding the suspect saying, “We are very sorry he was in a position to teach children.”
Netizens tended to agree with that assessment in their comments:
“A teacher wrote that? “ “Way to blow up your life.“ “Thank you Saturday classes! It brings criminally insane teachers like that to the forefront.“ “Yeaaaah. I certainly get the sense that he’s exhausted.” Source: MSN Sankei News
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