Police have arrested the father of a student after the boy brought a handgun to school in Shime, Fukuoka Prefecture.
According to police, the boy's father, Takaki Wakisaka, a 41-year-old restaurant manager, was questioned about firing several live-ammunition shots from a revolver in a storehouse near his home in the middle of September this year, Fuji TV reported.
After bringing the same gun to school on Nov 20, his son had the firearm confiscated by a teacher who left it in the staff room. On Nov 23, another teacher picked up the gun and while pointing it at a chair, it went off, Fuji reported. Nobody was hurt in the incident.
The boy was quoted by police as saying he thought it was a model gun, not a real one. The teacher who accidentally fired the gun said he also thought it was fake.
Police are investigating further how Wakisaka obtained the gun and how it came into his son's possession.© Japan Today