Mitsuru: By the way, Mr. Ekoda... All this time, you've attributed Yamagishi's absences to "illness". But in reality, she was missing. You must have been aware of that. ...What was your intention?
Mr. Ekoda: I was thinking of the students, of course. You children may not understand, but we have to consider the future of everyone affected.
Mitsuru: You mean, you chose not to report this to the police for the "good of the class".
Mr. Ekoda: It, it was in her best interest. I wouldn't want her records to be stained by something like this. Her parents agree!
Mitsuru: So to protect your career, you ignored your responsibility as a teacher.