At a prefectural special needs school in Kuwana City, Mie Prefecture, it was found that the principal had instructed the teachers on how to interact with students with disabilities, such as "It is better to treat them as if they were interacting with dogs." The prefectural board of education said, "We would like to confirm the facts and consider a response."

According to the Mie Prefectural Board of Education, in September last year, when the principal of a prefectural Kuwana Special Needs School in Kuwana City was consulted by a teacher about how to interact with students with disabilities, she instructed her that it was better to treat her as if she were interacting with a dog.

The teacher who received the instruction himself retired in March for personal reasons.

After an anonymous report was made to the prefectural board of education, the principal was interviewed in September, and he admitted that he had made inappropriate remarks, and later apologized to the teachers.

The Mie Prefectural Board of Education said, "We have determined that there is an issue in terms of human rights awareness, and we are conducting individual training for principals on the human rights of children with disabilities.

The Prefectural Board of Education will hold a press conference at 9 p.m. on the 50th to explain the details of the situation.