Basketball coach to blame for student's suicide, says commission
The basketball coach accused of assaulting a 17-year-old high school boy who later committed suicide is to be punished by the school, following a damning report by an investigative commission.
The Sakuranomiya High School boy committed suicide last Dec 23. The investigation found that the coach slapped the boy at least 10 times on the day before his suicide, although the boy told his mother he had been hit 30-40 times. The commission also acknowledged that the boy’s suicide was caused, in part, by the physical assaults to which he was regularly subjected.
Meanwhile, Fuji TV reported Wednesday that the Osaka Board of Education will recommend that the school fire the coach as part of its disciplinary action.