A teacher in charge of a special needs education class for children with disabilities at an elementary school in Shiraoka City, Saitama Prefecture, has been arrested for allegedly hitting the face of a 10-year-old boy and breaking his jaw.
According to police, the teacher, Takashi Ito, 54, reportedly hit the boy’s face repeatedly with his fist in one of the classrooms in August, Fuji TV reported.
The incident came to light after another teacher at the school noticed the boy bleeding from the mouth. At the time of the incident, Ito was teaching a lesson with four children that involved watching a DVD.
Police said Ito has admitted to the charge and quoted him as saying, "I hit the boy because his clumsiness annoyed me."© Japan Today