Yamashiro High School in Kyoto announced on Tuesday that a fifty-two-year-old male teacher, who was also manager of the school's baseball team, resorted to violence as a form of punishment.
According to school officials, on the night of March 21, during a road trip to Funabashi, Chiba, the teacher slapped a first-year student twice after the student said the team's lodgings were like a reformatory. That same night, the teacher went out for some drinks. Upon returning to the lodgings, he found members of the team awake after curfew and punished the team captain, a second-year student, by striking him a number of times with his fist.
None of the players suffered any physical injuries. The teacher was sorry for his actions and said he should not have resorted to physical punishment.
The Japan Student Baseball Association handed the teacher a one-year suspension on the same day of the announcement.
Source: Sponichi 4/8/2014