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Japan teacher handed 10% pay cut for one month for tying boy with disability to chair during lunchtime

According to the prefectural education board, on Dec. 7, 2022, a 44-year-old teacher tied a second grader with intellectual disabilities to a chair by binding his arms and waist with a long jump rope because the boy stood up and walked around during lunchtime. When the rope became loose, the teacher reportedly tied him up again and secured the boy in place.

From The Mainichi

April 14 2023

SAITAMA – The Saitama Prefectural Board of Education issued a 10% salary cut for one month to a male teacher for tying a boy in a special-needs class to a chair with a long jump rope after he wandered away during lunchtime.

According to the prefectural education board, on Dec. 7, 2022, a 44-year-old teacher tied a second grader with intellectual disabilities to a chair by binding his arms and waist with a long jump rope because the boy stood up and walked around during lunchtime. When the rope became loose, the teacher reportedly tied him up again and secured the boy in place.

In addition, the school principal was given a warning for failing to promptly confirm the facts and report the matter to the boy’s guardians, even though the head of the grade reported the incident to the principal the next day.

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