Batte Royale for Real

Ten students have been arrested for disrupting classes on March 12 by occupying the broadcasting room of their junior high school in Ota Ward, playing the soundrack of the movie “Battle Royale,” in which junior high school students kill each other, and attacking five teachers who tried to put a stop to the ruckus. Police said Wednesday the 10 told them they wanted to become “school legends” before graduation. They formed a barricade with desks, aired the soundtrack of “Battle Royale” throughout the school and told students: “We are now going to have you start killing each other,” a line from the film.” (Kyodo News)