Principal's Costly Coffee Caper Ends in Job Loss

Principal's Costly Coffee Caper Ends in Job Loss

A Japanese junior high school principal was fired after being caught stealing extra coffee at a convenience store. He repeatedly poured himself a $1.25 large coffee but only paid for a $0.75 regular size. The principal was apprehended in December when a store clerk noticed the discrepancy and alerted the police. Although local prosecutors did not press charges, the Hyogo prefecture Board of Education enforced disciplinary dismissal. The principal expressed regret, acknowledging that he failed to set a proper example for students. This incident is not isolated, as similar cases have occurred in Japan, highlighting a trend of minor thefts at convenience stores.

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