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Elementary school teacher gets drunk, visits student’s house and beats him with stick

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By Oona McGee, SoraNews24

A 38-year-old head teacher at a municipal elementary school in Osaka’s Minato Ward has been suspended by the Osaka City Board of Education, following a late-night incident that occurred at a pupil’s home last month.

According to local news reports, the teacher visited the home of one of his sixth-form students at about 10 p.m. on the night of May 12 after drinking with colleagues. Upon entering the home, he proceeded to beat the boy about 30 times on the back and shoulders, with a drumstick normally used for playing home drumming games.

Although the boy’s parents were present during the attack, the teacher chased after the boy, who ran away and managed to take refuge in the toilet. The toilet door then received a beating, eventually becoming damaged as the teacher attempted to get his hands on the student.

The inebriated man was eventually forced out of the home, only to continue beating on the front door, ringing the doorbell numerous times for approximately 15 minutes after being ejected.

Following an investigation by the City Board of Education into the incident, the teacher claimed he had made the home visit as he was concerned about the student, who was absent from school that day. The teacher remembers little about the home visit and the assault.

Despite the teacher’s violent behavior, and the fact that the boy sustained injuries for a week afterwards, no mention of charges has been made in reference to the incident. The teacher has been suspended from teaching for three months.

Source: Sankei West via Hachima Kiko

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Ah, one question.

Why did his Father allow this to happen?

23 ( +23 / -0 )

Why is this not a police incident? Why were they not called?

22 ( +22 / -0 )

Cripes this is ANOTHER poorly written article. Please in your rush to add fuel to fires with stories like this one here, at LEAST write them better....

Despite the teacher’s violent behavior, and the fact that the boy sustained injuries for a week afterwards, no mention of charges has been made in reference to the incident. The teacher has been suspended from teaching for three months.

The boy sustained injuries for a week afterwards? Right, I guess I have gotten so used to listen to bad English, reading badly written English, and the sort, that I actually understand this, even though it, and a lot of the rest of the article is peppered with mistakes.

19 ( +19 / -0 )

Why is this not a police incident? Why were they not called?

Unless the parents file a complaint, since it is well after the fact, the police can not do anything about the incident.

Odds are pretty good that money changed hands here, and that also explains the light suspension.

There is a hell of a lot more to this story than what is written here.

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I suspect the parents, despite some misgivings and cash recompense, deep down have a latent sense that their child had it coming and that a revered authority figure should be allowed to mete out punishment as he wished. That even an inebriated and uninvited guest/teacher must have had good cause to beat their 12 year old thirty times in their own home. His having slacked off and gasp missed a day of school without begging a 1000 pardons, is something the entire family should be ashamed of, or so the thinking goes. I'm reminded of a regular here on JT who calls his JHS students monsters. If that's how you view kids, it's no surprise that corporal punishment is a reasonable option.

As ever, where in the world do Japanese kids learn how to bully? It's a puzzler.

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jcapan, I always use TIJ( this is japan) to explain these situations.

As for the question why didn't the father do something, this just goes to show how parents and society still feel that the teacher is the one who is supposed to educate their children. Even to the point of going to the house and assaulting the child. Whenever a child does something bad and gets into trouble with the police, its is the homeroom teacher that gets called first, then the parents! How screwed up is that?

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"Despite the teacher’s violent behavior, and the fact that the boy sustained injuries for a week afterwards, no mention of charges has been made in reference to the incident. The teacher has been suspended from teaching for three months."

OIJ

10 ( +13 / -3 )

I can imagine that dealing with some kids of that age in your class can be exasperating at times but teachers need to cope with things better than this! 3 months suspension seems pretty lenient to me.

10 ( +10 / -0 )

According to local news reports, the teacher visited the home of one of his sixth-form students

FYI, if this kid was truly 6th form, odds are he could have defended himself very well.

This boy was in the 6th grade of elementary school, definitely NOT the 6th form.

In the education systems of England, Northern Ireland, Wales and some other Commonwealth countries, sixth form (sometimes referred to as Key Stage 5) represents the final 1-3 years of secondary education (high school), where students (typically between 16 and 18 years of age) prepare for their A-level (or equivalent) examinations.

9 ( +9 / -0 )

Sounds like the backdrop of a new Japanese horror movie called "Kateihomon".

9 ( +9 / -0 )

Teachers; don't drink and drum.

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Only a three-month suspension? My word, the BoE does look after its own, doesn't it...

7 ( +9 / -2 )

There are so many angles in this story. ATTENTION: I don't condone violence against children.

1) Either the kid is a real screw up, or the teacher really cares. (Maybe both!)

2) I mean the teacher acted on the desires of every teacher who has had a jerk for student in history.

3) I think the parents allowed at least some of it to happen because they also have problems with the child.

4) The teacher might have also offered some "hush" money to avoid any charges.

5) Schools might be hard up for teachers if charges aren't being pressed against the teacher.

7 ( +8 / -1 )

Obviously they have tried to cover this up, but it's going to get worse for the school and the teacher now.

It really should get worse. What a dangerous lunatic! The last thing this person needs is to be a teacher with responsibilities.

How on earth could he not get fired immediately?

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Despite the teacher’s violent behavior, and the fact that the boy sustained injuries for a week afterwards, no mention of charges has been made in reference to the incident. The teacher has been suspended from teaching for three months.

Please file criminal charges. This stuff should not be tolerated.

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the teacher visited the home of one of his sixth-form students at about 10 p.m...

Okay, full stop, right there. For most normal people - that would've been nothing but red flags to do not dare answer the door - let alone invite that nutcase inside.

5 ( +5 / -0 )

TIJ! This could ONLY happen here in a "developed" nation. Everywhere else he'd be facing charges.

5 ( +6 / -1 )

This is how that would read in USA: "Teacher does B&E (Breaking and Entering), proceeds to beat student, student grabs his 12GA shotgun; legally used for hunting and target shooting, terminates attack from violent offender". "Game Over".

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This incident is like something out of an Evelyn Waugh novel. I know it's serious but it's very funny at the same time.

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Japan's a circus.

4 ( +7 / -3 )

At a minimum he should be fired and some time in prison may help him recall what happened. If not, at least he'll learn that drinking too much in his case is a bad idea.

4 ( +5 / -1 )

Oh and why isn't this listed as a Crime?

4 ( +4 / -0 )

Who would even open the door if a teacher randomly rocked up to your house at 10pm?

4 ( +4 / -0 )

If I drunkenly staged to your house and beat your child, never mind why! Would a suspension from work placate you?

3 ( +4 / -1 )

My English is not to good, but even I can pick out quite a few grammar and punctuation mistakes, but any way, 1: Why was a drunk man let into the child's house at 10pm? 2: Where were the parents during this commotion and why didn't they intervene? 3: If his parents are elderly (or not) why weren't the police called? 4: Why have the police not prosecuted him for at least assault? 5:Even if he paid up some "shut up money" he should still be prosecuted and these "alledged offences and actions" should go on his work record,

3 ( +3 / -0 )

@clamenza

The horrifying part is the family didn't seem to be horrified. Otherwise they surely would have at least called the police.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

This guy takes his job seriously. Not only was he off work, but also drunk. Nevertheless he still went the extra mile for his students.

2 ( +5 / -3 )

What a nutcase. Not that rare in the education system. 38 years old, bet he was a rising star in the shidobu department. Those that make careers out of discipline, degradation and oppression. Nice fella. Probably coulda made vice principal if he hadn't had those last five beers.

2 ( +3 / -1 )

Yes. This is serious, but also funny and - maybe - OIJ. On reading the article's header what immediately came to mind was the title of a certain grammarian's book on the proper use of punctuation: "Eats, Shoots & Leaves" ("The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation").

2 ( +2 / -0 )

"This guy takes his job seriously. Not only was he off work, but also drunk. Nevertheless he still went the extra mile for his students."

Make that "extra 150 meters". And, yes! giving up a perfectly good drunk when called to duty is ... laughable?

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in the US the teacher would have been tasered, choke hold until unconscious, then sent to jail for 25 years.

because in the US this is treated as assault, in Japan its called discipline, why would any sane father allow his kid to be beaten in front of him. Im sorry if it had been my kid the teacher would be KO and tied up on the floor thats assuming he even made it past the front door.

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As Tamarama mentioned,

Try this with my kid in my house and your drum stick is going to feel very inadequate when I get out my bat. Fire the fool and make an example of him.

2 ( +3 / -1 )

An EDUCATOR of CHILDREN; Drunk and Disorderly, Break in and Enter, Child Abuse, Endangerment of a Child, Attempted Murder, and Vandalism. Results: "Suspended from teaching for 3 months" OKAY what did I miss here? JT is something missing from this story?

2 ( +2 / -0 )

what is a sixth form student? is that supposed to say former sixth grade student?

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sounds like a scary infatuation,,,

in the US the teacher would have been tasered, choke holded until unconscious, then sent to jail for 25 years.

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I barely can't imagine this is the all story!

How can someone let a drunken man, entering your house at night, and let him purchased and beat your child in front of you?????????

And you even don't call the cops?? Really????

I m pretty sure there must have a deal with the parents to give a lesson to this child!

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Why were the police not called? And how on Earth did any of this happen in the first place..?

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This incident is like something out of an Evelyn Waugh novel. I know it's serious but it's very funny at the same time.

Ah_so - I'm still trying to wrap my head around where you find this incident funny.

A drunk teacher beats the hell out of a student in front of his fortified family.

Nope, not even a smirk from me out of that.

Little help?

0 ( +4 / -4 )

They may have been fortified, but I actually meant to type "horrified"

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The teacher should not have held the drum stick when he was drunk. Let alone beat the student. He simply had not been able to hold his drink and ended up letting his drinking take control. Very comical in some ways.

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