Ex-Johnny’s Jr. talent arrested for assaulting teacher
A 14-year-old ex-Johnny’s Jr. talent has been arrested by police for assaulting his school teacher, reports gossip magazine Shukan Josei.
The magazine, which went on sale today, reports on September 14, a 53-year-old junior high school teacher in Kawagoe city, Saitama prefecture, was punched by one of his school’s students. It has been reported the student had frequently received warnings from teachers for bad behaviour and untidy uniforms in the past.
It has been reported a representative at Johnny’s & Associates has said the talent has not been actively working lately.
“He seems to be referred as a Johnny’s Jr. talent, but he has not been working for us since June this year, and we are yet to confirm that he was the one actually involved.”
Cyzowoman has reported the ex-talent had been featured on an episode of variety show SMAP x SMAP and many fans have already narrowed the list of Jrs down to a possible name. It has also been reported the incident began after one teacher gave the student a warning. The student then confronted the teacher, prompting another teacher to jump in and stop the argument, only to be punched twice in the chest. Police were called in and the student was arrested on the spot. It has been reported the student had told police he punched the teacher because they surrounded him, which made him angry.