Four teens who sprayed-painted racist, homophobic graffiti at school were caught by Wi-Fi

Mail Online | 5/24/2018 | Megan Sheets For
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Four Maryland teenagers who snuck onto their high school campus the night before graduation last year and covered it in racist, homophobic and anti-Semitic graffiti were caught because their phones automatically connected to the wifi.

Seth Taylor, Tyler Curtiss, Joshua Shaffer and Matthew Lipp were convicted of vandalism and hate crime charges in March, their sentences ranging from eight to 18 weekends in jail.

Teens - Caps - Gowns - Morning - May

The teens were wearing their caps and gowns when they were arrested on the morning of May 24, 2018, after the vandalism was discovered just as families arrived for an awards ceremony at Glenelg High School in Glenelg, Maryland.

The boys had covered their faces when they carried out the crime. They didn't realize that their individual student IDs would be recorded when their cellphones connected to the Wi-Fi at 11.35pm on May 23.

Taylor - Teens - Prank - Control

Taylor would later say that the teens meant to spray paint 'Class of 2018', but the senior prank flew out of control.

Instead, the four men tagged the campus with crude **** drawings, swastikas, 'KKK', 'Jews', 'f*gs', 'n*gs' and the word 'f*ck' over and over.

Principal - David - Burton - Markings - Sidewalks

Principal David Burton, who is black, estimates that there were more than 100 markings in total, left on sidewalks, walls, trash cans and lunch tables.

For the principal, the most jarring marker was one that said: 'BURTON IS A N***ER.'

Burton - Horror - Discovery - Washington - Post

Burton, 50, recounted the horror discovery to the Washington Post in a feature published Tuesday.

He was on his way to work on the morning of May 24 when the assistant principal called him and began ranting about graffiti on campus, saying: 'It's everywhere.'

Day - Principal - Glenelg - Nightmare - Sea

What was supposed to be a proud day for the principal and Glenelg turned into a nightmare as he surveyed the sea of slurs across the school.

Glenelg High School is the only majority-white...
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