Five white teens arrested for spray painting ‘whites only’ on high school, other slurs
Five white high school students have been arrested in connection with explicit graffiti reportedly spray painted at a rival school.
In addition to apparent pornographic images and text, the phrase “whites only” was spray painted above a school water fountain. “Trans only” was spray painted on the entrance to a men’s locker room.
The students — Cameron Bodenstab, 18; Ethan Sigmond, 18; Hayden Honolka, 17; Christian Joeckel, 17; Ryan Westbrook, 17; — all attend James Martin High School in Arlington, Texas. According to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Westbrook described the incident as a “senior prank” in his arrest warrant affidavit.
Additionally, Christian Joeckel told police he was the one responsible for the “whites only” and “trans only” graffiti.
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram obtained a statement from the Arlington Independent School District:
Through our investigation with the Arlington Police Department, the individuals involved in the graffiti incident have been identified. The AISD does not tolerate vandalism or hate speech. The students involved will receive appropriate disciplinary action.
Four of the five students remain in police custody.