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Attempted Murder over Pokemon

posted on 2004-03-11 01:12 EST
Would-be child murderer attacks classmates

Omiya Police announced on March 5th that a local boy attempted to kill several classmates over Pokémon related schoolyard taunting.

The thirteen year old student at South Omiya Junior High School in Saitama City and injured several classmates using a Japanese sword. According to police, the day before he injured them, the child was insulted by 6 classmates including boys whom he tried to kill. They reportedly likened him to a Pokémon character.

Following the incident, the child confessed " I'm Killing them" to police. The sword came from the child's own home, where his grandfather used it as decoration.

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