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2 plead guilty to writing racist, Nazi graffiti on school

Credit: FOX 5 DC
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Published: Dec. 28, 2018 at 5:33 PM EST
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Two Maryland teenagers have pleaded guilty to writing racist and Nazi graffiti on their Glenelg high school over the summer.

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.

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