- The Washington Times - Friday, June 17, 2011

Montgomery County police have arrested three minors they say spray-painted racially charged graffiti outside a Poolesville high school earlier this week.

The three suspects — a 14-year-old male from Germantown, a 16-year-old male from Dickerson and a 16-year-old male from Poolesville — were arrested Thursday, police spokeswoman Janelle Smith said.

They are accused of spray-painting graffiti including ethnic slurs, the letters “KKK” and a swastika on walls, windows and a basketball court outside Poolesville High School. Police discovered the graffiti Monday morning.

Police have declined to name the underage suspects or verify whether they are students at the school.

The three are also suspected of stealing a John Deere utility vehicle from school grounds during the incident. They have each been charged with destruction of property and second-degree burglary, and have been released to the parents.