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Teacher arrested for allegedly abducting, confining female student in his car


Police in Takasaki, Gunma Prefecture, have arrested a 27-year-old private high school teacher on suspicion of abducting and confining a female junior high school student in his car.

The suspect, Shinya Uchida, who was arrested on Tuesday, has admitted to the charge, police said. The girl attends one of the classes that Uchida teaches.

According to police reports, the victim’s mother called 110 at around 1 p.m. on Tuesday and said her house had been broken into and that her daughter, who had been at home that day, was missing. The mother said it looked like a struggle had taken place in living room.

After reviewing street surveillance footage of a car parked outside the house, police tracked the vehicle and found Uchida and the girl sitting in the back of his car parked along a forest road in Takasaki at around 4:30 p.m.

The car was locked and Uchida refused to open the doors. When police smashed the window, Uchida, who was in possession of a knife, stabbed himself several times in the abdomen. His condition was stable on Thursday. Police said the girl had bruises on her body and was barefoot when found.

The school said Uchida has been working as a full-time teacher since 2016. He taught mathematics and was in charge of the school’s tennis club. The vice principal told reporters that he was surprised and disappointed to hear of the allegations, and was quoted as saying, “Uchida was a hardworking teacher.”

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Uchida was a hardworking teacher

I guess all that hard work got to him because something is seriously wrong with him. He broke into her home and kidnapped her. I hope nothing worst happened to her.

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Ding! Ding! Ring the loony bell! Here comes another one! So, in the other article we have a mother ordering her 11 year old daughter to help kill her father and here we have a young male high school teacher who kidnapped a young girl around the same age with intentions of who knows what. Kasumigaseki! We have a problem!

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It is always best NOT to become fixated upon the students. Dealing with them on a daily basis is part of the job, but it is still essential to keep some distance.

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A little learning can indeed be a dangerous thing!

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debt to yaks probably

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Chances are high that from now on, he can't keep working as a teacher. What a stupid thing he's done!

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Does Japan have a specialised “fixated persons division” in the police force? They’d be working some serious overtime in this country!!

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It's the summertime! That is crazy season for Japan.

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Chances are high that from now on, he can't keep working as a teacher. 

I would imagine prison or a mental hospital is his destination now. Kidnapping is a very serious charge.

I was scanning my staff room for possible loonies this morning. Different school but it makes you wonder...

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wow this dude have no life at all breaking into the girl house what the hell is he thinking of ...

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Ok, I clicked the story and read it. It worked. Crazy people everywhere. Can't help but look.

Can these people not see the likely outcome for actions like this? Your life is destroyed.

Hopefully, he wasn't just trying to discuss an upcoming tennis tournament or discussing excessive absence from school.

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I am going to guess they were dating and she dumped him. It seems more likely than he kidnapped her out of the blue sky.

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Japanese teachers are robbed of a social life really, even more than other Japanese and yes, even us westerners are pretty well robbed by my estimation. I am surprised more Japanese teachers do not crack.

And frankly, I do believe a huge reason they are robbed of a social life is that some will crack; cause a ton of people love their scandals and don't care who gets their lives crushed.

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She had some kind of marks on her neck and her eyes were badly blood-shot, several news sources reported, indicating use of violence.

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Well, as a math teacher, I would say he was calculated in his actions, but really his logic was way off.

I hope the girl will be okay.

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When police smashed the window, Uchida, who was in possession of a knife, stabbed himself several times in the abdomen.

At lest she was not stabbed on top of what happened to her.

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Now maybe just maybe he'll be teaching his prison buddies how to Add, Subtract, Multiply & Divide. I don't think they have a tennis club in prison so he's out of luck their. This guy really fell head over heals for this teenage girl.  Only 27 years of age Wasted Youth.

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