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Hate Crimes

First teen sentenced in Glenelg hate crime case to serve 18 weekends in Howard County jail

First teen sentenced in Glenelg hate crime case to serve 18 weekends in Howard County jail

Joshua Shaffer walked out of the Howard County Circuit Courtroom in handcuffs Friday morning.

Minutes earlier, he had been sentenced to serve 18 consecutive weekends, of a potential three-year sentence, in the Howard County Detention Center for a hate crime charge related to vandalism at Glenelg High School that included swastikas and racial epithets.

Shaffer, 19, of Mount Airy, pleaded guilty in December to a hate crime charge related to targeting an individual after prosecutors said he was the student who wrote a racial epithet targeting...

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