The media learned on Monday that Shinko Gakuen High School manager was given an indefinite coaching suspension that began November 27 for slapping a number of players on the baseball team. He also reportedly accepted money or gift certificates (from 30,000 to 50,000 yen) from five sets of caretakers/parents.
According to the high school, between last year and May 2012, the manager of the baseball team slapped a number of players in the face after making mistakes during practices. He also reportedly hit a coach and a second year student in June. With regards to the money he received from caretakers/parents, he said he used a portion of it to purchase baseball equipment for graduating students that were planning to continue playing baseball.
The incidents were uncovered when a number of caretaker/parents stepped forward with concerns.