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2 plead guilty to writing racist, Nazi graffiti on school

(Vladimir Cetinski /

(Vladimir Cetinski /

GLENELG — Two Maryland teenagers have pleaded guilty to writing racist and Nazi graffiti on their Glenelg high school over the summer.

The Baltimore Sun reports 19-year-olds Joshua Shaffer and Seth Taylor each pleaded guilty to a hate crime charge Thursday as part of a deal.

Prosecutors say Shaffer wrote racist graffiti targeting the Glenelg High School principal, who is black. Prosecutors called for Shaffer to serve 18 weekends at a detention center followed by supervised probation and community service, among other requirements.

Prosecutors say Taylor spray-painted “KKK” and swastikas around the school and recommended nine weekends at the center and other requirements similar to Shaffer.

Two other teens, 18-year-olds Tyler Curtiss and Matthew Lipp, are also charged with hate crimes in the vandalism. Their trials are set for January and February, respectively.

This story has been corrected to show prosecutors recommended sentences for Shaffer and Taylor, but they were not sentenced.

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