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Police were recently forced to conduct an emergency arrest of a boy for the grievous crime of damaging a school cafeteria menu, after teachers concluded his behaviour was so outrageous they could not possibly be expected to handle him.

The incident occurred one morning at an Okinawa middle school, where a 15-year-old boy became annoyed at being warned not to play on a balcony near a classroom, and tore down a menu describing the school’s lunches.

The school immediately called in the police, saying his behaviour “went beyond the limits of school discipline,” and responding officers quickly arrested him at the scene for criminal property damage.

The boy admits the charges, saying “I got angry at being warned so I tore it.” The incident was also dutifully reported in the pages of local media.

In light of recent events, there has been a certain amount of concern expressed online:

“What an outrageous crime!”

“A major incident indeed!”

“What were the teachers doing…”

“If this required an emergency arrest, the ones at Shiga needed to be shot immediately.”

“This is more important to police than forced suicide practice, nice to see they have their priorities straight!”

“Criminal damage of about 5 yen…”

“Come on, he was probably a problem kid who did other stuff too!”

“Police shouldn’t be dealing with kids with learning disabilities.”

“Perhaps the school didn’t think they would actually arrest him?”

“He probably just got sick of them putting that disgusting bitter melon in everything they served…”

“Making an emergency arrest over this has got to be abuse of police powers.”

“Pretty scary that the police could get away with arresting someone on such trumped up minor charges…”


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    Avatar of Rene
    Comment by Rene
    09:58 21/09/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Wow, way to ruin the kids life over a fucking scrap of paper. Couldn't have given him detention? Couldn't tell him to cut out his shit? You just HAD to call the cops?

    Son of a bitch.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:47 21/09/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Bet the kid is just some commoner's son. If he was the child of a PTA chairman for example(Shiga case), he'd step on the cafeteria staff head and they won't give a tiny speck of shit.

    It seems the lower your 'caste' in Japan, the harder the cops go down on you and the faster they are at it too. I'm aware that cops around the world do the low profile/high profile distinctions, but this?

    Seriously what the fuck...?

    Comment by Anonymous

    Actually, in America, it's more like if you are high profile you'd better watch your P's and Q's because cops are ALWAYS out there looking to get you on some charge to bolster their careers.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:51 21/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Japanese school staff is notoriously ridiculous and low-life. So it doesn't come as a surprise.

    Comment by Anonymous

    “Come on, he was probably a problem kid who did other stuff too!”

    Consider this. Consider it greatly.
    Then shut up with your idiotic posts.

    Comment by Anonymous

    your mom bitch

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:16 21/09/2012 # ! Drivel (-1.0)

    Actually, they very likely can't give him detention. Something about every student having a right to attend classes.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:29 21/09/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    how about detention after classes?

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:43 04/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    @07:48

    Or sent to jail! Tearing down a school menu, sheesh, whatever could the maniac have been thinking!?

    Comment by Anonymous

    Too lenient. He should be hanged for his crime.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:49 21/09/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    And I have the right not to be held against my will. When I commit a crime that right is taken from me.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:07 21/09/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Exactly. Rights are taken away when you can't carry the responsibilities that accompanies them.

    We are given the 'opportunity' with rights. Not blank check that doesn't run out no matter what you do. The big difference is that no matter your social standing, you are still given that right at birth. It is not alienable by actions of others, but most definitely alienable by consequences of your own actions.

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    Comment by B.M.Hooper
    12:08 21/09/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Looks like *someone* doesn't have well-connected parents on the PTA.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:50 21/09/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    " “What were the teachers doing…” "

    Ignoring the bullying of another student by going after this guy instead, most likely.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:28 22/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    He was probably on the balcony for suicide practice. :3

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:35 10/10/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    bitcch stfu

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:25 21/09/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Teacher: Can you come? We have a bully problem.
    Police: Sorry not interested.
    Teacher: Our menu was bullied by a kid!
    Police: We'll be there in 5 minutes.

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    Comment by Powerpuff Loli
    12:49 21/09/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    >Kids bully other kids into suicide

    Teachers: "Accident. They were just hazing him a bit. No need to report it"

    >Kid Sunovabitch-kun tears a cafeteria menu

    Teachers: "Motherfucker! Call the police! National Guard! Somebody saves us from his rampage!!"

    Comment by Anonymous

    Just what the hell are you doing?

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    Comment by TNinja
    00:04 22/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Translating the Japanese schools' minds for us.

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    Comment by Shaolan-kun
    09:56 21/09/2012 # ! Quality (+0.9)

    Can't they just call it "an accident"?

    Avatar of Pyrolight
    Comment by Pyrolight
    11:46 21/09/2012 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    The Chinese need to riot has now passed to the Japanese.

    Run for your lives!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:40 21/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Was the menu printed in China? If so then it is on!

    Avatar of Gradius
    Comment by Gradius

    It was an INCIDENT!

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:28 21/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    The grounds of the cafeteria are sacred, this boy is lucky that the Hakurei miko didn't heard anything about this.

    Avatar of Gradius
    Comment by Gradius
    10:51 21/09/2012 # ! Good (+0.4)

    I don't want to live on this world anymore!

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:40 21/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    I've already tried to stop it, too many people in line to get off before they do.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:49 21/09/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    To be fair it may have had more to do with his tendency to "play on a balcony" than his petulant defacement of a menu.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:13 22/09/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    "There he is, officer! Take him in! I would have dealt with him myself, but I have to be over at the Bully Club room to judge the 'underclassman beating contest' and I have three molestations scheduled right after that. A teacher is always so busy!"

    Comment by Zettai no Majo
    10:07 21/09/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    The police should have arrested the teachers for calling them over such a trivial matter.

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    Comment by Vertices
    11:09 21/09/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    That little bastard! What did that menu ever do to him?

    I hope they give him the maximum sentence over this!

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:43 21/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Summon the Gundam Meisters now to deal with this travisty of a situation before it gets outta hand. Call forth all the Gundams before Japan is finished by the School Menus.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:49 21/09/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    On the side of the news: Teachers, especially principals, are heavily promoting and tolerating bullying of others as long as they students could force the victim to go kill himself/herself. The worst they would do it the better.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:52 21/09/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Asia-land is becoming far worse of a place than the states are.

    Seriously.

    Cops looking for you because you ask a little girl for directions? Cops arresting you because you tear up a lunch menu? People destroying stores because of bunch of islands and a sense of "national" duty? Teachers keeping their jobs after passing a suicide as an "accident" after it happened under their watch? Some old dude banning (fictional) books?

    At least here if the cops are unusually mean, it's played out all over the news and internet, causing the said officer in question to resign from his post. While this country is fast approaching being hidden camera capital of the world, at least I can ask people where the nearest gas station is and not be arrested for it.

    Oh, and the porn is leagues better. Something about women who just squeak through the whole thing like they're not enjoying it really isn't worth watching.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:51 21/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hentai >>>>>>> 3D porn

    And hentai is from...?

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:52 21/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Oh, and the porn is leagues better. Something about women who just squeak through the whole thing like they're not enjoying it really isn't worth watching."

    That's entirely a matter of opinion, though as far as I'm concerned, all 3D is equally disgusting.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:57 21/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Considering almost every cell phone has an active camera, I would say pretty much every first world country is becoming a hidden-camera capital.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:35 21/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Woah he tore down a menu? a real one!?! THAT SICK BASTARD!!! I can see why he got arrested. The masked men that broke into my neighbor's house and attacked him with axes have got nothing on this guy!

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:35 21/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah make from that brat hero....
    Calling police over something like this is stupid but that kid was probably some spoilled brat and well maybe calling cops was just to scare him what do we know .

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:44 21/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Seriously, I'm not even beginning to talk about why the teachers would call the police...but for the police to actually arrest him, is just beyond words.
    Reading this makes me wonder just what pussies teachers and police are. Instead of fighting the real threats like bullies and in case of the police, murderers drug dealers and the big ring of human traffickers they all just pick on the weak, where the probability of them getting back at you is minimal.
    If you're afraid of making enemies of dangerous criminals, don't become police officer. If your afraid of dealing with kids that don't have conscience, don't become teacher!

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    Comment by Gustav
    17:54 21/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Japanese teachers are utterly incompetent.
    Also, it's no wonder that Japan has a low crime rate, people seem only to report this and cherry picking.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:42 21/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    So, tearing menus will get you arrested, but repeatedly assaulting a fellow classmate and driving them to suicide will grant you all protection by the school staff and the police. Hooray for justice!

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:36 21/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    "hazaah, what an outrage" *huff huff.* Is that what you were looking for from a topic with conveniantly left out information to try to incite disbelief and anger? You expect us to believe it went like this *boy rips menu, teacher sees, boy gets arrested.*

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:04 21/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    “Making an emergency arrest over this has got to be abuse of police powers.”

    Making an emergency arrest over this and not the rest just prove the extent of police powers ...
    Just like in any country, when it comes to serious stuff, they're useless , but trivial matter see them coming right away .

    This also prove how stupid , intolerant and incompetent the teachers are .
    Or there's something wrong with how they worship food or something ... you're made to eat bug ? no problem , tear our cafeteria menu ?! ARREST HIM !

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:50 21/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    That menu was INNOCENT!!!

    It was brutally MURDERED!!

    What about the the virtual rights of inanimate objects? Drawn pictures are already treated like living beings, what about written words?

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    Comment by KingFisher
    16:37 21/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's because Japan's current teaching generation doesn't know how to manage schools. It's bullshit.

    Avatar of Shizu's Waki Obsessor: MaidNiac
    14:50 21/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    How dare he!! That poor little innocent Menu-kun.....

    All my condolence to his (Menu-kun) parents, Signboard-san and TableCloth-san.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:11 23/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    And his poor younger sister, IndexCard-chan

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:05 21/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    The teacher was probably a menu-phile and the menu had to be pretty young, most likely underage.

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    Comment by Raf
    06:59 22/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    At what time the Japan turned to so puss puss? were is the samurai spirit

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:01 22/09/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Funny how many replies are focusing on/blaming only Japan. Well, it is Sankaku Complex, after all.

    People only pay attention to other countries' problems, because they like to think they're superior. They completely ignore their own problems.

    In actuality, Western countries like the U.S. have been treating their children the same or worse for a long while now. Did everyone forget, or just didn't know? It's the whole world gone mad, not just any one country.





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