Student arrested after 14-year-old boy stabbed in Japanese high school

The high school where a student was allegedly stabbed is seen in Yatomi, Aichi Prefecture, November 24, 2021. (Photo partially edited) (Mainichi / Sanami Kato)

NAGOYA – A 14-year-old high school student from central Japan was rushed to hospital with cardiopulmonary arrest on the morning of November 24 after another student allegedly stabbed him, authorities said.

Aichi Prefecture police arrested a third-grade student from Yatomi Prefecture City Middle School on the spot on suspicion of stabbing the boy with a knife. The student allegedly admitted the allegations and told the police: “It is true that I did that”. Police are investigating the incident as attempted murder.

A local fire department received an emergency call at around 8:10 am from the school saying they needed an emergency dispatch “to the main gate.” Amananbu Fire Brigade Association reported that a 14-year-old boy was sent to hospital with cardiopulmonary arrest.

(Japanese original by Ayaka Morita and Sanami Kato, Nagoya News Center)

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