A Tokyo school teacher made 96 high school students kneel for 20 minutes in the plaza outside the Tokyo Metropolitan Government building in May, officials said Saturday.
According to the board of education, the 35-year-old teacher said he was annoyed with the students who were late for a field trip and ordered them to kneel on the tiles for 20 minutes to discipline them, Fuji TV reported.
The teacher told the board he thought it was important that the students learn the importance of being on time.
The board said it will hold an inquiry to find out why nine other teachers who were present on the field trip did not intervene.
The 96 students were part of a contingent of 156 from the school, who visited other parts of Tokyo, including Asakusa and Tokyo Skytree as part of their field trip.© Japan Today