CBS DFW, May 27, 2016
A senior prank has likely landed felony charges for five Arlington teenagers.
Ryan Westbrook, 17, Ethan Sigmund, 18, Christian Joeckel, 18, Hayden Honoloka, 17 and Cameron Bodenstab, 18, were arrested for allegedly tagging racist graffiti on the exterior of Martin High School. All are students at Arlington High, a rival school.
What they wrote could land them behind bars for a year.They’re accused of spray painting profanity, vulgar pictures and the words “Whites Only” over a drinking fountain. The words “Trans Only” were also spray-painted near a bathroom.
Police said the teens confessed.
“They were pretty remorseful. I don’t think they gave a lot of thought to the ramifications unfortunatley, you’re held accountable for and there’s consequences when you engage in this sort of behavior,” said Lt. Christopher Cook of the Arlington Police.
Bond for all five is set at $2,500 each.