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Japanese elementary school teacher under fire after selling students’ personal info online

“I want to know how much they offered him.”

In the wake of last month, when a middle school in Tokyo asked students to type in and run their social media passwords, there was recently Another incident related to the personal information of young students get a leak.

On January 29, the Board of Education of Ichikawamisato Township, Yamanashi Prefecture announced that a male teacher in his twenties at a public elementary school had given the personal information of 29 students in the school’s third and fourth grades online. The information included the students’ names, addresses, phone numbers, and more.

▼ A video of the accident.

According to the Board of Education, the teacher posted on Twitter on January 24 that he was “having financial problems.” Then he received a message from the “peer-to-peer lending” account Request to purchase personal information about the students.

The teacher downloads the student’s record from their computer, prints it, copies it, and then sends it as a message to the account. Three days later, the account posted the record publicly on Twitter, monitoring all information except for the students’ seating numbers. The post also included the teacher’s name, a picture of his face, and the message. A teacher who tried to sell personal information.

While it has not been confirmed whether the leaked information was used for anything outrageous, The teacher admitted not receiving any money in exchange. He was quoted as saying, “I was having financial problems, and I was absorbed in their offer. I did something unforgivable for both the children and their parents and guardians.”

The teacher has been placed under house arrest as of January 31 as the Board of Education decides what to do from here.

Japanese netizens They were uniformly shocked by what happened:

“Talk about the luck of the lottery with your teacher.”
“I want to know how much they offered him.”
“If a teacher is hard enough to do that, I can’t imagine what people with access to more sensitive information might do.”
“Yes, that is almost the worst thing here. The teacher’s salary is so low that they would be tempted to do this.”
“I think that kind of thing is likely to happen more and more from now on.”
“Don’t ‘specify what you should do’ with him. Fire him. Revoke his teaching license.”

There are still many mysteries here, like who exactly was running the account who contacted them, and their goal in this whole situation. It doesn’t look like it was anything skewed or serious at the moment, but we’ll see how the story unfolds from here.

Source: Mainichi Shimbun via My Game News Flash
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