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Wi-Fi helped ID Howard County teens who drew racist, anti-Semitic graffiti all over Glenelg High School

Wi-Fi helped ID Howard County teens who drew racist, anti-Semitic graffiti all over Glenelg High School
The four are from left, Tyler Curtiss, Matthew Lipp, Joshua Shaffer and Seth Taylor (Howard County Police Department) (Howard County Police Department/BSMG)

Four Maryland teenagers sneaked onto their school’s property the night before graduation last year and covered it in racist, homophobic and anti-Semitic graffiti.

The Washington Post described how they got caught in a Tuesday story . It says they covered their faces during the hate crime, but didn’t realize their cellphones automatically connected to Glenelg High School’s Wi-Fi under their individual student IDs. Seth Taylor, Tyler Curtiss, Joshua Shaffer and Matthew Lipp were soon arrested.

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Taylor said the teens meant to spray paint “Class of 2018” on the sidewalk as a senior prank, but things got out of hand. Sentences for the four teens ranged from eight to 18 weekends behind bars.

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