HOUSTON (KTRK) --A group of teens are facing felony charges over graffiti spray-painted on a high school as part of an alleged senior prank.
Obscene and racist graffiti, along with sexually explicit drawings, were spray painted on the windows of the Langham Creek High School cafeteria and commons area, discovered early Thursday morning by school administrators.
An assistant principal interviewed a student who claimed Sharif Al-Droubi, 17, had told her he wanted to spray paint racist statements on the cafeteria windows as a senior prank. When interviewed, Al-Droubi claimed he had spent the night at a friend's house.
According to court documents, the mother of Courtland Pelt, told an assistant principal that three of her son's friends spent the night at her house, but when showed surveillance video of four boys climbing on the roof of the school just past midnight, she identified them as her son and three of his friends -- Al-Droubi, along with Trevor Kimble, 18, and Troy Brymer, 18.
Pelt, 18, told authorities that he and his friends thought it would be funny if the windows of the school were painted for the senior breakfast, so they drove to the school, climbed on the roof and painted the windows, tossing the spray paint cans in a nearby ditch. Pelt claimed that Al-Droubi instructed the others on letters to paint, but they didn't realize it would spell a racist slur when completed.
Cy-Fair ISD issued the following statement: "We are outraged and disappointed by the nature of the graffiti discovered at Langham Creek High School. This behavior is totally unacceptable and will not be tolerated. We are taking this incident very seriously and are cooperating with law enforcement as they conduct their investigation."
Al-Droubi, Pelt, Kimble and Brymer are all charged with felony graffiti.