The media learned on the 27th that Tokushima Ikeda High School suspended its baseball team from practices and games beginning on the 23rd because players were caught smoking.
According to school officials, one or more players smoked at the team dormitory after practices in early October. The incident came to light on the 23rd when one of the players told a teacher. The school is concerned about the privacy of the players and chose not disclose how many were involved.
The school has already contacted the Tokushima High School Baseball Federation and will also formally file a report. The federation will determine punishment, if necessary.
Source: Nikkan Sports 10/27/2014
The former manager of the Aichi Zuiryo High School baseball team, a forty-one-year-old male teacher, hurt a player when he threw a chair last year.
The Aichi Board of Education told reporters on the 28th that in July 2013, a teacher became frustrated with the attitude of his players and threw a folding chair. The chair hit a third-year player that was standing nearby. He suffered an injury to his left arm.
The teacher failed to report the incident to the school or the Aichi High School Baseball Federation. The school learned of the incident this month and conducted an investigation. The teacher told school officials that he was feeling frustrated because they had a game to play the following day and players were not taking things seriously. He added that he did not intend to throw the chair at a player.
Source: Nikkan Sports 10/28/2014