Three teachers draw suspensions from Board of Education

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Okinawa Board of Education announced last week it had disciplined three teachers. Two had been caught driving under influence, and one was punished for using violence against a student.

According to the personnel department of the Board of Education, two of the teachers had driven their cars under the influence of alcohol.

A 31-year-old male high-school teacher had been drinking at a wedding party and at a local bar last December. Afterwards, he had taken a nap of about 30 minutes in his car before driving home early in the morning. On his way home he hit a taxi and was subsequently arrested.

A 55-year-old male teacher of a special support education school drank alcohol in his parents’ house last December, and drove home at midnight. A police officer stopped him for a breathalyzer test and he was caught.

Both of them were suspended for 6 months from their jobs.

A 23-year-ol male teacher in a junior high school in Naha reportedly threw down a male student while advising him at a club activity, saying he had behaved badly. As a result, the student broke his left arm. The teacher was suspended for one month.

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