An elementary school teacher at a public school in the city of Tokorozawa in Saitama Prefecture, verbally and physically abused one of his students, including telling him to jump from the school window, local board of education officials said.
According to reports from the school, it all started with several students causing a stir in the classroom over a pencil sharpener last Wednesday. During the homeroom period after school, the teacher asked one of the boys to come to the front of the class, during which time he asked all other parties involved to explain what had happened. When the student tried to defend himself, the teacher interrupted him and told him to jump from the classroom window.
“Jump now. Are you scared for your life? Jump right now,” the teacher told the boy, pushing him against the window on the third floor of the building, Japanese media reported. He further told the boy: “There are 34 students in the class, but from tomorrow we’ll go on as 33.”
The incident came to light after the boy refused to go to school from the next day and the parents questioned their son over his school experience.
The boy’s parents further revealed that their son had been subjected to physical abuse by the teacher, including kicking him in the back in April this year.
The teacher has reportedly admitted to the accusations and has apologized to the family and the student directly.
The school has admitted that this is a serious case of physical and verbal bullying and will be holding a gathering for the parents this week.© Japan Today