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Police arrest 14-year-old student for assaulting teacher

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Police in Ushiku, Ibaraki Prefecture, have arrested a 14-year-old junior high school boy on suspicion of physically assaulting a teacher on the school's premises.  

According to police, the incident occurred at around 9:30 a.m. on Thursday. Fuji TV reported that the boy hit the 25-year-old male teacher with his bare hands as he was passing through the school’s hallways. The teacher was knocked to the floor and sustained injuries to his chest and head that will require at least two weeks to heal, doctors said. 

Police said the student told them he lost his temper after witnessing the teacher issue a warning to a schoolmate during a break between classes.

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Must have been some punch. A 14 year old knocks down a 25 year old? Took a dive more like

-14 ( +2 / -16 )

He'll bow and fake apologize, along with his parents, and nothing will happen to him. But his parents may have some "out of pocket" expenses due to the teacher. Maybe a big "gomenasai" payment too.

0 ( +5 / -5 )

"nothing will happen to him. But his parents may have some "out of pocket" expenses due to the teacher. Maybe a big "gomenasai" payment too."

Ya dig.

-1 ( +3 / -4 )

I’m going to speculate here that the teacher is a domineering bully and the student is a yankee good for nothing punk.

Complete speculation and conjuncture but I wouldn’t be surprised if I was right.

-11 ( +0 / -11 )

@Stewart Gale - I’m going to speculate here that the teacher is a domineering bully and the student is a yankee good for nothing punk.

OH, I see you've been to Ushiku before. I did a few classes at a high school out there last year and your description is pretty spot on.

0 ( +3 / -3 )

I don’t know the place but I know these types when I read about them.

-4 ( +1 / -5 )

There is no reason to involve the police in this. Putting the boy in jail doesn't solve the problem.

-3 ( +3 / -6 )

future inmate...

-1 ( +3 / -4 )

He should be arrested and charged with assault and expelled from school. A young person with such anger issues needs to be curbed, or he'll just get worse when he's older.

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Here's what will happen: The principal, vice-principal, and a member of the local BOE will sit down the boy with the teacher. They will ask the boy to apologize. The boy will stare at the ground and stammer, "summmasen", insincerely, and they will all look (minus the boy) in unison at the teacher, who will be brimming with anger inside (and rightly so), and say, "There. Shall we say this is finished? It was truly regrettable, and the boy has apologized. Let's cooperate and from now on do our best. The parents think it would be regrettable if the boy were punished further than apologizing. We know you understand. You will only have to use one week of paid holidays for the two weeks. The boy will be in your class, waiting to cooperate, when you return. Odaijini!".

I'm just amazed the police were actually called. Usually schools will bend over backwards to avoid it.

4 ( +6 / -2 )

At age 14 , much too late for any reversal in attitude. The perverted sense of entitlement is firmly ingrained for the rest of the young criminal's life.

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The teacher was knocked to the floor and sustained injuries to his chest and head that will require at least two weeks to heal, doctors said. 

Takes more than 2 weeks to heal a man's bruised ego though. Poor bloke.

1 ( +2 / -1 )

A sign of the times.

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'sustained injuries to his chest and head that will require at least two weeks to heal, doctors said. '

I got Japanese doctors to admit this is a standard phrase they use (2-3 weeks to heal) 'because at time of injury they can't determine how long healing will take' even if it means the injured will have permanent irreparable injuries. I asked why not just write the truth then? They said it's just not done! go figure.

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