Over the weekend, Borah High School’s track and baseball fields were vandalized with spray paint, according to principal Tim Standlee.
The two juveniles suspected of committing the vandalism were identified after Borah staff released images from a security camera Tuesday. Now Standlee and police are working with the boys and their parents to figure out whether to pursue a fine, he said.
Boise Police Det. Joe McCarthy said the school intends to work out a solution with the families of the boys that may include a fine and volunteering for the school. At this point the school does not intend to press charges — which would be at the felony level, McCarthy said.
The damage will cost the school at least $3,000 to paint and fix. The vandalism includes spray-painted depictions of penises across the digital advertisement board at the baseball field, he said.
The two boys suspected of the vandalism were captured on camera with spray paint cans Friday evening when the vandalism reportedly occurred. Borah High staff didn’t initially recognize the boys. So, Standlee posted the images to social media to seek help from the public identifying the two.
The school recently upgraded its cameras to help with outside security overnight, Standlee said.
The names of the two boys have not been released since they are juveniles.