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5 Texas Teens Face Charges After Reportedly Confessing to Spray-Painting ‘Whites Only’ Over School Drinking Fountain

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A group of Arlington, Texas, teens are facing a felony offense after allegedly tagging racist graffiti on the exterior of a rival school, CBS DFW reports.

The graffiti has been classified by some as school-rival retribution, but some are classifying it as an act of hate. All five teens face a year in jail if convicted of charges. Bond for each teen has been set at $2,500.

The five teens—Ryan Westbrook, 17; Ethan Sigmond, 18; Christian Joeckel, 18; Hayden Honolka, 17; and Cameron Bodenstab, 18, all students at Arlington High School—are accused of spray-painting "Whites Only" over a drinking fountain at rival school Martin High and also spray-painting "Trans Only" near a bathroom at the school.

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Police say that the teens confessed to the deed.

"They were pretty remorseful. I don't think they gave a lot of thought to the ramifications, unfortunately, you're held accountable for, and there's consequences when you engage in this sort of behavior," Arlington Police Lt. Christopher Cook said.

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Read more at CBS DFW