Oops: HS Vandals Out Themselves on Social Media | Athletic Business

Oops: HS Vandals Out Themselves on Social Media

Four members of the Robert Vela (Texas) High School football team got themselves into trouble for allegedly vandalizing facilities at a rival high school  and promptly bragging about it on social media.

The four students, all varsity football players, were accused of spray painting the letters “RV” for Robert Vela on walls and sidewalks near the practice field at rival Edinburg High School. The two high schools are scheduled to play tonight, according to CBS affiliate KGBT.

According to Edinburg school district police Chief Ricardo Perez, the four posted about the vandalism on social media, which helped police track them down. The students, identified as Robert Guerra, Daniel Eiizondo, Samuel Valenzuela and Ryan Javier Rios turned themselves in after warrants were issued for their arrests. They all stand charged with criminal mischief, a crime which could bring jail time.

In addition to the criminal consequences, the students are suspended both from school and from football, which means they’ll miss the contest against their rival.

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