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Teens Arrested for Painting Swastikas on School

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    Teens Arrested for Painting Swastikas on School

    Police have arrested three teenagers in connection with spray-painted ethnic slurs in Poolesville.

    On June 13, Montgomery County Police began investigating vandalism at Poolesville High School as a possible hate crime.

    A school employee showed up at work to discover swastikas, the letters "KKK," and numerous racial slurs written with spray paint around the school grounds.

    In addition to the vandalism, officials discovered that a John Deere "Gator" tractor belonging to the school had been stolen.

    The three arrested have been charged with burglary and destruction of property.  The suspects are a 14-year-old from Germantown, a 16-year-old from Dickerson, and a 16-year-old from Poolesville, all males.

    Police released the teens to their parents.