Police in Takahashi, Okayama Prefecture, have arrested an 18 year-old student at a part time high-school for attempted murder after he stabbed a school teacher with a knife.
According to police, the incident took place inside the staff room of the Takahashi Matsuyama Municipal High School at around 12:30 on Thursday afternoon. Fuji TV reported that the boy stabbed the teacher in the staff room and was then detained by other teachers until police arrived.
The teacher was taken to hospital with wounds to his stomach and was in a stable condition Friday, police said.
The school, a part-time establishment, was on spring break at the time. According to school officials, the student had not attended school even once since September of last year.
Police said the youth has not given any reason for the attack.© Japan Today