Police to question 300 students, parents over alleged bullying
News On Japan via Mainichi -- Jul 14
Police will question at least 300 students and parents at a junior high school in Otsu, Shiga Prefecture, on a voluntary basis over the suicide of a male second grader last October, as it has been alleged that bullying was behind the 13-year-old's death, investigative sources said Saturday.
Police initially considered questioning all of the more than 800 students there, but have now decided to focus mainly on those in the victim's grade to begin with, and expand the scope of the questioning later if necessary, according to the sources.
Students will be allowed to be interviewed with their parents present if they request it, the sources added.
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