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Two former Glenelg High School students sentenced in hate crime graffiti case

Posted at 5:03 PM, Apr 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-04 19:19:17-04

(WMAR) — The remaining two of the four former students charged with hate crimes after graffiti was found on Glenelg High School property in May 2018 have been sentenced.

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According to the Office of the State's Attorney for Howard County, Matthew Lipp was sentenced to three years suspending all but 16 weekends in jail. And Tyler Curtiss received a three-year sentence suspending all but eight weekends in jail.

The two teens were among two other teens, Joshua Shaffer and Seth Taylor, who were accused of wearing masks to spray-paint racial, anti-Semitic, and anti-LGBTQ slurs on the school with one of the slurs targeting the school principal.

In March, a judge sentenced Shaffer to three years in prison suspending all but 18 weekends in jail, and Taylor received a three-year sentence suspending all but nine weekends in jail.

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Lipp and Curtiss were also ordered to serve three years of supervised probation, 250 hours of community service, drug/alcohol screening/treatment, restitution for damages to the high school, along with a fine and court costs.