Charges filed against teens in Mercer Island graffiti spree

MERCER ISLAND, Wash. – Charges have been filed against three teens arrested after a rash of graffiti vandalism in the Seattle suburb of Mercer Island, including swastikas scrawled on a Jewish school.

The King County prosecutor's office says all three have been charged with one count of malicious harassment. The 18-year-old will be arraigned on Oct. 27 at 8:30 a.m. at the King County Courthouse. The two 17-year-olds will be arraigned on Oct. 27 in Juvenile Court.

On Sept. 14, an elementary school was tagged with swastikas and anti-Semitic statements, and three days later similar graffiti was found at a Catholic church and at Northwest Yeshiva High School.