An American man who teaches English conversation at Kaizu City elementary schools and lives in Kariya City, Aichi Prefecture, has been arrested in Kaizu City, Gifu Prefecture. It is thought that the man posted a video, saying “I will go to the schools and stab the children to death.”
According to police, the suspect was arrested on charges of obstructing the work of the board of education by posting a video on SNS on March 1, saying that he will “go to the elementary schools tomorrow and stab all the children to death.”
Information [that the video had been posted] was provided to the police on March 13. The following day, the board of education and others put the schools in the city on alert, but no incident occurred. The police have not clarified whether the suspect admits to the charges or not.
The suspect reportedly teaches English conversation at seven elementary schools in Kaizu City. (The name of the suspect has been redacted.)