Sylvania police say after four teenage boys graduated on Tuesday night, they used a spreader to cover roads around the high school with litter from area chicken houses.
On Wednesday, Cindy Stephens, a teacher and band director at the school, took to her Facebook page to post about the incident.
Assistant Superintendent, Brian Thomas, released a statement saying, “We are aware of the situation concerning the band director at Sylvania High School. The teacher has been placed on administrative leave with pay until further notice. We have begun an investigation and hope to resolve the matter as soon as possible.”
The teens were caught, but weren’t arrested or charged after the school district elected to handle the incident themselves. The boys apologized to the district and were ordered to pay for the cleanup. The cost of the cleanup, which was done by Sylvania and DeKalb County maintenance crews, is estimated in the thousands.
The boys were also ordered to complete 120 hours of community service in the school each. Their summer graduation trip was also cancelled.
Police say if any of the four do not complete their punishments, all four will be charged.
(information provided by WHNT News 19)