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Teacher at a special school in Japan under investigation after tweeting, “Children with disabilities, better not”

It was found that a female teacher in her 60s working at a special school in western Gunma Prefecture posted on Twitter content that discriminates against persons with disabilities. The prefectural board of education is also grasping the facts and considering the disposal of the teacher.

Written with an extract translated The Asahi Shimbun

January 21 2021

GUNMA – It was found that a female teacher in her 60s working at a special school in western Gunma Prefecture posted on Twitter content that discriminates against persons with disabilities. The prefectural board of education is also grasping the facts and considering the disposal of the teacher.

According to the prefectural board of education, a female teachers opened a Twitter account in mid-October last year. “It is better if the disabled or criminal is not a child.” “Be careful not to cause an industrial accident. People with disabilities who suddenly grab or hit hard.” She also touched on the school’s efforts and criticized her by giving her boss and colleagues real names.

The posting of the problem was discovered in the middle of this month. A colleague of a female teacher said she learned of the post from an acquaintance. The school side identified the female teacher from work records and posted content.

In response to the investigation by the school and the prefectural board of education, the female teacher acknowledged the fact of the posting and deleted the post in question on the 19th under the guidance of the prefectural board of education. “I posted it as a personal record,” she said, “No one could be recognized by what was read.”

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