Japan teacher tapes up mouth of 7-year-old girl
Gulf News -- Jul 04
A Japanese schoolteacher put duct tape over the mouth of a seven-year-old girl to stop her spreading germs to other pupils, a report said on Wednesday.

The male teacher taped up the girl's mouth as she readied to serve lunch to others in her class in Tochigi, north of Tokyo, because she had forgotten to bring her own face mask, the Sankei Shimbun reported.

Japanese schoolchildren serve and eat their school lunches in their own classrooms. Most schools require them to cover their mouth and nose while they serve.

The teacher apologised to the girl and her parents, the paper said, after an anonymous call was made to school authorities.

栃木県鹿沼市の小学校で、マスクを忘れた女子児童の口に教諭がガムテープを張っていた­ことがわかった。給食当番だった女子児童は6月24日から4日連続でマスクを忘れた。­男性教諭(30代)は「つばが飛ばないよう」とし、女子児童の口にガムテープを張り付­けた。1分ほどして「人権上良くない」とし、ガムテープをはがし、代わりにティッシュ­にセロハンテープで留めて約10分間作業をさせたという。7月2日、市教育委員会に匿­名の電話があり発覚、男性教諭は女性児童と保護者に「不適切な指導だった」と謝罪をし­た。
Sources: Gulf News, TomoNewsJP
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