A teacher in Yokohama was sacked after the school found out that he had written “I want to kill her” and “die” about his female superiors on his blog.
The 29-year-old male teacher of a private primary school had been writing “die” 50 times and “I want to kill,”“If a teacher is murdered, it will probably because of me” on his blog since last month, according to the Yokohama Board of Education.
The male teacher had only been working at the school since April this year, and is reported to have said “I was unsatisfied with my boss’ leadership, but without having any outlet for this frustration, I wrote that. I had absolutely no intention of killing them.”
This clearly links to the Akihabara killing, where the murderer had written his intentions to kill in his blog. However, one of the issues surrounding the case was that he had been unhappy at work and was unable to talk about it.
The Yokohama Board of Education was obviously concerned that this could end up as another Akihabara-esque murder, yet the method of dealing with it seems unconstructive. Won’t sacking someone push them nearer to the edge?
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