Wi-Fi Helped ID Teens Who Drew Racist, Anti-Semitic Graffiti at School

The teens were sentenced to weekends in jail for the crime

Four Maryland teenagers who sneaked onto their school's property the night before graduation last year and covered it in racist, homophobic and anti-Semitic graffiti apparently tried to obscure their identities — but their cellphones gave them away.

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.

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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