Chiba teacher arrested for threats to blow up government buildings because of Saturday classes
Police in Noda, Chiba Prefecture, have arrested 49-year-old elementary school teacher Masaki Yabusaki on charges of intimidation.
The suspect allegedly sent around half a dozens emails to the Noda Board of Education with oddly-worded threatening remarks such as “I will blow up bad guys and their government buildings” if they didn’t rescind a decision to extend the school week to include Saturday classes introduced this year.
Yabusaki reportedly confessed to the charges but no explosives were found in his home during the investigation. The suspect who once served as the school’s curriculum coordinator allegedly sent around six emails to his board of education with various threatening remarks.