The media learned on March 13 that three students on the Niihama Higashi High School baseball team were caught getting two other students to drink urine. The school filed a report with the Ehime High School Baseball Federation and pulled out of the Spring Shikoku Tournament before it started.
According to school officials, a second-year student filled a juice box with his own urine on January 31. The next day, two first-year students poured the contents of the juice box into a container of cup noodles and each had separate first-year students take drinks after practices. The two first-year students that drank from the container immediately spat up the liquid.
The two first-year students admitted to making two other students drink urine and said they did it as a prank.
The incident came to light when the school received an anonymous e-mail on February 27. The baseball team was suspended on February 28.