TOKYO — Two teens accused of causing thousands of dollars’ worth of damages at a Yokosuka Naval Base elementary school have been expelled from school, according to a Navy spokesman.
Additionally, one of the teens has been kicked off base, and the other will be leaving the base soon, according to Sean Dath, a spokesman for the navy base.
The teens, ages 15 and 16, were accused of spending a September night in The Sullivans Elementary School and trashing the place, spraying a fire extinguisher in offices, pouring chocolate syrup and ranch dressing into books and strewing papers throughout the halls.
Their parents, U.S. sailors, were ordered pay a combined $10,000 to help cover the damages, Dath said. The punishment was handed down by base commander Capt. David Owen on Oct. 1.
The $10,000 was paid to the Parent-Teacher Organization, Dath said. It was unclear on Friday what the money would go toward. A spokesman with the Department of Defense Dependents School system deferred the question to the organization, which is a private and separate entity. An e-mail to the organization’s representative went unanswered as of Friday afternoon.