Shiga Suicide Bullies “Will Be Arrested”

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Police have finally announced plans to arrest the bullies who tormented their classmate into killing himself, whilst it has emerged that the ringleader’s mother was head of the school’s PTA and along with the teachers apparently did everything she could to pin the blame on the victim’s family.

3 of his schoolmates are expected to be charged with 6 charges of assault and extortion, although as they will be charged as juveniles they will not face any time in prison.

As the scandal unfolded it was widely rumoured that the parents of the boys responsible were well connected, and this was one of the reasons the school refused to accept any connection with the victim’s suicide and the bullying it did nothing about.

It appears this was correct – the father of “boy A” was the director of a company in Kyoto, and his mother chaired the school’s PTA.

Rather than investigating the circumstances of the bullying, she was busily spreading word that “the boy who killed himself had family issues, and our boy was only listening to his problems” and that “they were just sparring to let off steam.”

She had her son transferred to another school after the boy’s suicide, fearing a scandal might disrupt his education, and he is said to have proved popular at his new school (although other reports say he has been “ignored”).

Whilst police still have still yet to arrest the boys accused of bullying their classmate to death, they have been busy making other arrests – including a 69-year-old man who sent a letter to the prefectural governor in which he threatened to kill one of the bullies, and a 16-year-old high schooler who managed to get the school closed with a fake bomb threat.

Whilst public and political pressure is now such that it is hard to imagine police not arresting the boy’s tormentors, there is much doubt as to whether they will face any meaningful sanction or any action will be taken against the school authorities who ignored his plight and then attempted to cover up the scandal.


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    Comment by Anonymous
    23:17 02/08/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Ack. In the end, it's all politics. This is why we can't have nice things.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:01 02/08/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    JUSTICE!!!! WE WANT JUSTICE!!!!

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    Comment by Anonymous
    03:21 03/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Japanese society is mad. If they get indeed judged guilty of a crime no matter how petty it will have a negative impact on their future life.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:39 03/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    It is better as an example. Destroy their lifes so others will know that their lifes can be destroyed by their crimes.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:05 03/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hmm... god forbid they learn that there are in fact eventual consequences for their actions. I'm not for condemning anyone forever, especially younger kids, and not as much so, but yes, for adolescents as well. Their brains are not fully developed and able to fully process everything, but enough to know right and wrong very cleanly. If you show them the weight of their action, without ruining their life, they WILL learn from it unless there is a real, physical chemical issue they've had at birth. Right now they are haughty and unremorseful because they know they can get away with it. If that changes, so will they.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:36 04/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Death? Or exile?

    DEATH... BY EXILE!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:51 03/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Finally some justice, look who's delusional now?!? Bitches!

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:39 02/08/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    It's like in the animes. The mother of the bully is head of the PTA! 0_0

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    Comment by cats2
    01:23 03/08/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Great Teacher Onizuka, except without the bully admitting it was their fault.

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    Comment by Erranty
    04:11 03/08/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    And the whole "Not being a girl" thing.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:51 02/08/2012 # ! Good (+0.8)

    The plot! It deepens...

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:22 03/08/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Let's go deeper... into that mothers pussy... with a knife...

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:55 03/08/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Onizuka Walks in with a costume and settles things the GTO Way!

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    Comment by ChaosConsuming
    09:58 03/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I Said it once and I'll say it again...

    SHOTGUN JUSTICE!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:54 03/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Where's the hobo with the shotgun when you need him

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:19 04/08/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Needs real world onizuka

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:00 03/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    it's just like my chinese cartoons

    the transfer student with a secret in his past.
    he probably also sits in the second to last seat next to the window in his new school.

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    Comment by Riiku
    00:15 03/08/2012 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    Just wait for the dead boy to return as a mysterious character bend on vengeance

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    Comment by Myballz
    01:18 03/08/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    It already past friday the 13th last month so just wait for the news of a Japanese guy in a Hockey Mask...

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    01:50 03/08/2012 # ! Good (+0.7)

    I know this has been said before, but...

    This is now all-out GTO territory.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:21 03/08/2012 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Thought it only happens in anime... Guess real life is weirder than fantasy, eh.. ^^;

    Comment by Charismatic Vampire
    02:18 03/08/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Figure the mom needs to be kicked off the PTA permanently and maybe also spend some time in jail or do community service.
    If the latter make sure to sentence her at the peak of road kill season or be forced to pick up trash in the dirtiest most Yakuza infested part of the city.
    As for her kid I already got a suitable punishment for him but it will require flying him to the US to finish his education in a Juvenile detention center in Detroit or LA this is actually a form of poetic justice as he'll get his ass kicked on a daily biases.

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    Comment by Ciscotaku
    01:16 03/08/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    or like in hentai, next the boy is gonna rape the hot teacher then use her to get the hot classmate then into student council president.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:43 03/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Good for nothing parents spawned good for nothing children... who would've thought?

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:58 03/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Next thing someone will contact hellgirl! O.O

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:01 03/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Where do you think the geeks writing anime and manga got the idea?

    That's a case of entertainment reflecting reality.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:59 04/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Chances are that anime took real life instances as a nice plot or setting and relatable. Not the other way around. Well I guess it's one way to raise awareness...possibly.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:25 03/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    You're right. So very cliche. Next we find out the butler did it.

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    Comment by Imyou
    03:35 03/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I've read so many comments now to the effect that no group in Japan inspires as much fear as a PTA... it seems almost unanimous. I guess they have a huge amount of clout, at least in school settings.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:03 03/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    also some j-Drama that i used to watched back in the day.

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    Comment by Holy One
    04:04 03/08/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Kids shouldn't keep quiet when they're bullied. They should do something about it either by telling their parents, or hit the bully in the head with a metal pipe or a crowbar (from the back, of course).

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:57 03/08/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    So true, now that I look back I should have beat the hell out of my bullies.

    Break a few bones and people wont mess with you.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:09 03/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Then the bully ends up with a crippling injury and the kid gets screwed over by the justice system.

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    Comment by Holy One
    23:39 03/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I did say from the back. :P

    If he ever gets caught, then blame it on the bully like how the bully blamed the victim. But I suppose that works only in Japan. >.<

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:37 03/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Learn to hit and run! And not let your ID behind

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    Comment by SnooSnoo
    23:30 02/08/2012 # ! Quality (+0.9)

    > “the boy who killed himself had family issues, and our boy was only listening to his problems”
    > “they were just sparring to let off steam.”

    Fucking sub-human trash

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    Comment by nope
    23:35 02/08/2012 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    This is just a move to calm the public, they'll let them off with a 100 yen fine or some dumb shit when everything cools off.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:41 03/08/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    You won't believe the rage being inflamed in the boards.

    At this rate, the cops will NEED to bring satisfactory punishment to that kid. Otherwise, some other concerned citizen could be taking matters into his own hands and do worse things to him like that 69 year old man planned to.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:19 03/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Japs only bitch, never actually take action. Grow a fucking spine and get shit done.

    Comment by Charismatic Vampire
    02:29 03/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yah I was pretty surprised by that one.
    If they let the bullies and school off the hook someone might go Law Abiding Citizen here and we'll get another crazy story.

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    Comment by KingFisher
    03:24 03/08/2012 # ! Good (+0.7)

    No the greatest thing to know. That just makes me angry. The mother was the head of the PTA. Wow just fucking lame. Just arrest the bitch.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Is being the head of the PTA really that threatening? I mean if the person was a mafia head/rich sob it would really be threatening, enough to cover up a murder. This is really absurd lol.

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    Comment by Reichi
    21:38 04/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's enough of a powerful position to where other parents would look to her for answers to questions. Also, as the article says, her husband was a director of a company. Even in the US, that sort of family standing would make anyone wary of pointing fingers in the wrong direction.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:29 04/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Anything related to school activities in Japan is overpowered. Enough said.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:43 03/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    The head of the PTA has a lot of power in most school systems, even here in the United States.

    So yes, they are threatening when they choose to abuse that power.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:46 03/08/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Wait so now that we know that Boy A's mother is the head of the PTA, wouldn't it be easy to get his real name by looking up the (probably publicly or easily available) name of the board members of the PTA? And then let the Internet to their thing. The bully being cornered to suicide, sounds nice.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:43 04/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I like your idea.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:02 05/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Japanese Anons ARE NOT LIKE 4CHAN.

    They already know the kid. They literally doxed his entire immediate family already.

    It's just that not one of them took it out of the interwebs into real world. They're just that spineless.

    Although it would be silly to put 4chan goons in high regard, at least if this happened in the US, you can bet your ass that the bullies' entire family will get porn and pizza sent out of nowhere into their house, get harrassed by phone calls filled with death threats, and generally having no safe place on the Internet. Just look at what they did to Jessi Slaughter and Judge William Adams.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:29 03/08/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Forget about Onizuka, just send them Kamen Teacher!!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:06 03/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Kick their PTA asses, Kamen Sensei.






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