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November 21, 2006

Librarian Admits Faking Suicide Letter

Amidst a wave of highly public student suicides and a rash of letters threatening more, a 42-year old librarian in Nagano has admitted to mailing a bogus suicide letter. On the afternoon of November 15, the librarian sent an e-mail from her cell phone that read, "I was bullied in my fifth and sixth grade years, but the teachers didn't listen to me. I will kill myself in the evening of Nov 17." When asked why she had done such a thing, she noted that she "was frustrated".

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