Bomb and death threats to universities and high schools across Japan


Threats have been faxed to about 300 high schools and universities across Japan, it was learned on Tuesday.

Bomb threats were sent to 12 schools, including universities in Niigata and Yamanashi prefectures, on Monday, while death threats were sent to 138 schools, including high schools in Saitama and Oita prefectures, early Tuesday, according to the Ministry of Education and other sources.

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The threats against universities claimed that more than 330 bombs had been planted and demanded that ¥300,000 be paid by 3 p.m. that day. Those from high schools demanded ¥3 million at 1:34 p.m. and threatened to kill students and teachers with modified guns and Molotov cocktails if the demand was rejected.



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