Board of education to investigate corporal punishment at school for the Deaf in Miyagi Prefecture

July 13, 2013

The information on anonymity early in April, this year about "whether there was any corporal punishment" was brought to the Miyagi Prefecture School for the Deaf located in Sendai-shi.

It was found out on July 12 that the prefecture board of education and the school officials are setting about investigation noting a possibility which a male teacher in thirties gave a corporal punishment to the children in his class two years ago.

He said reportedly that he did not remember it well.

According to the school, he was a teacher of the sixth graders in autumn of 2011, and gave corporal punishment, such as striking two or more children.

In response to directions of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, the prefecture board of education checked the prefecture schools between January and April this year for any possibility of corporal punishment, except the prefecture school for the Deaf which was not included their check.

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