Five students were arrested for property damage after they were caught breaking 104 glass windows at an elementary school in Ichihara City. The students, all boys aged 13 and 15, are accused of climbing over the fence at Tatsumidai-Higashi Elementary School at the end of last December and breaking windows with pieces of wood and signposts they found around the campus.
According to police, the group was caught on security camera, and all five have admitted to the charges. They were quoted as saying they were bored. "It was just for fun," one boy told police.
Several similar incidents have taken place at schools in the area, and some of the boys have admitted to having participated in some of those acts of vandalism also.© Japan Today