One junior high school boy and two junior high school girls have been referred to the authorities after they allegedly damaged two school buildings in Odawara, Kanagawa Prefecture.
The two 13-year-old girls allegedly broke in to Sakawa Junior High School in February, TBS reported Thursday. Once inside, the girls are accused of smashing windows and turning on faucets to flood the school buildings. The girls have been remanded to the Kanagawa Child Consultation Center, which will be dealing with their case.
Police quoted one of the girls as saying, "I saw something like that done in a manga and copied it."
Meanwhile, in March, a 14-year-old junior high school boy was arrested for vandalizing Kozu Junior High School using a similar method. When asked why he had flooded the school, the boy reportedly told police that he had been influenced by the incident at Sakawa. Police say charges against the boy have been filed with the Yokohama District Public Prosecutor's Office.© Japan Today