• Kyodo


A group of junior high school boys may have killed a 14-year-old schoolmate in Uruma, Okinawa Prefecture, last week in a suspected group attack because they disliked his attitude, investigative sources said Sunday.

Eight male students in their second year in the school — five aged 14 and three 13 — have been arrested or taken into custody on suspicion of a group attack resulting in the death Wednesday of Hoshito Yonemori, who was also in his second year.

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