Ex-principal implicated in exam leak found hanged
Monday, February 5, 2007 at 07:46 EST
FUKUOKA — A former elementary school principal, who is believed to have been involved in leaking questions for a teacher recruitment exam in the city of Fukuoka, was found hanged in the mountains Sunday morning, police said.
The 65-year-old ex-principal went missing before the scandal was reported early January. He is said to have received information on the questions from a senior official at the Fukuoka City Board of Education. He played a central role in a seminar on how to pass the recruitment test. He was found dead in almost the same clothes he wore when he went missing, according to police.