Just an­other ‘boar­ing’ day at school in Ja­pan

Two in­trud­ing an­i­mals were shot with stun guns

Gulf News - - Asia / Philippines -

Two wild boars caused pan­de­mo­nium at a Ja­panese school by charg­ing into classes and even tak­ing a dip in the school pool, forc­ing pupils to in­ter­rupt their ex­ams.

Tele­vi­sion footage showed a wild boar charg­ing around a class­room, bash­ing its snout against a win­dow in an ap­par­ent at­tempt to es­cape the school in the western city of Ky­oto.

Mean­while, the other boar was tak­ing a sooth­ing dip in the school’s out­door pool, as stunned pupils looked on. “I was very sur­prised to see it,” a male pupil told Nip­pon TV, adding that they moved at “su­per” speed. Stu­dents were tak­ing midterm ex­ams when Mon­day’s un­wel­come in­ter­rup­tion oc­curred but the ex­ams even­tu­ally con­tin­ued as sched­uled, pub­lic broad­caster NHK re­ported. The boars were shot with stun guns at the school and were “con­firmed dead when they were cap­tured,” a Ky­oto city official told AFP yes­ter­day.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UAE

© PressReader. All rights reserved.