Teens get weekends in jail for racist, anti-Semitic graffiti
GLENELG, Md. (AP) — Two Maryland teens have been sentenced to jail for racist and anti-Semitic graffiti that was found at their former high school in Glenelg.
News outlets report 19-year-olds Matthew Lipp and Tyler Curtiss were sentenced Thursday to 16 consecutive weekends in jail and eight consecutive weekends, respectively. Curtiss turned 19 on Friday.
Lipp and Curtiss are two of four former Glenelg High School seniors charged with a hate crime in the 2018 graffiti, some of which targeted the school’s principal, who’s black. Lipp and Curtiss pleaded not guilty, while Joshua Shaffer and Seth Taylor pleaded guilty.
Shaffer and Taylor were sentenced in December to 18 weekends at a detention center and nine weekends, respectively. Both were also sentenced to other requirements, including supervised probation.