School rivalries can get intense and before you know it you may look up and feel that you have a genuine dislike for the students from across the way. But hate is a different level altogether and has no place. And that hate being used as a platform for racist and anti-transgender rhetoric is unacceptable.
Five Texas teenagers have learned this lesson after being arrested for reportedly spray painting “Whites Only” over a rival high school’s water fountain and “Trans Only” near a bathroom.
Ryan Westbrook, 17, Ethan Sigmund, 18, Christian Joeckel, 18, Hayden Honoloka, 17 and Cameron Bodenstab, 18, have all been arrested on felony charges and have their bond set at $2,500 a piece, according to CBS. The teens reportedly all confessed to committing the senior prank gone wrong.
“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,” said Lt. Christopher Cook of the Arlington Police.
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