The Nagoya Board of Education has reprimanded an elementary school teacher who showed her social studies class of 5th graders unaltered images of the two Japanese nationals who were recently executed by the radical extremist group Islamic State.
A spokesman for the board criticized the woman teacher, saying: "This was completely inappropriate. We will make sure to keep an eye on the children so they are not traumatized by having seen those photos," TBS reported Friday.
According to school officials, the teacher showed the 35 students in her class a photo of the body of Haruna Yukawa, after his execution, as well as a photo showing journalist Kenji Goto kneeling and awaiting his own brutal demise.
The teacher said she had procured both images from the Internet.
So far, no students have reported being upset or sickened by the images, school officials said. One teacher was quoted by TBS as saying that some students said that the experience made them contemplate the importance of life, as well as the transmission of information in our modern age.© Japan Today