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Racist Messages Scrawled at TVHS

Swastikas and hateful graffiti was scrawled on the walls of the high school.

 

Racist messages were scrawled on walls and windows were bashed in at , an official said today.

The vandalism happened at some point during the weekend, according to Melanie Norton, a spokesperson for .

Three trailers belonging to Edge Development were spray painted with hate messages, windows on 13 classrooms were broken, several fire extinguishers were set off and a swastika was scrawled on the white board in marker in one classroom, Norton said.

The vandalism came a few days after , though the two incidents are probably not related, the spokesperson said.

"We don't have any reason to believe there was any connection," she said.
The school district has no leads on a culprit, and the investigation is ongoing.

Sonny Lambert April 24, 2012 at 10:08 PM
Wow!! Great kids some of these parents are bringing up here in Temecula. Hope they realize Temecula PD takes hate crimes very seriously. Somebody will rat someone out. I'm sure they already have suspects in mind. Just a matter of time before the police come knocking on your door losers. Please call the Temecula Sheriffs dept if you have any info related to this crime. Somebody lives next door to these losers and has an idea they are involved. You can be anonymous. It is all of our responsibilities to call police if we see or believe a crime is being committed. Let's all help keep Temecula one of the safest cities to live in.
TemecuMom April 25, 2012 at 06:44 AM
I wonder of TVHS is one of the schools with next to zero lighting at night because of TVUSD's new energy saving efforts. The school I live across from is sooo dark at night now; it's like an invitation to these jerks. Save money on electricity, spend it on repairs. So sad.
Bruin April 25, 2012 at 03:21 PM
Well it seems like JJ Mclure is up to no good!!!
V.W.D.S. April 25, 2012 at 03:41 PM
This generation of kids is really stupid. With all of the problems we face in this nation, acting like a bunch of racist idiots is such a waste of energy. Our educational system and the parents of these kids have failed. We are talking decades of history lost, social progress and tolerance lost. It boggles my mind at the stupidity. Racism is a lack of understanding and knowledge on both sides. It is not limited to whites. Racism is alive in our black communities as well as our hispanic communities. Sometimes I wish I had the ability to step into these schools and slap these kids around. What a waste of life! I applaud the good teachers that inspire and encourage the kids in these schools. Almost an impossible task with so many electronic distractions.
GB April 25, 2012 at 04:06 PM
I agree, to dim the lights on campus in order to save money is very idiotic. Sounds like no one actually thought it through. I expect vandalism and crime costs to cancel any "savings". I hope all the ECO warriors are proud.
Samantha April 25, 2012 at 05:54 PM
I'm sure there are some kids spouting off about how 'cool' they think they are for doing this. Put out a $100 reward to the kids at the school and you can bet you'll know each and every one of the kids that did this very quickly.
Brenda April 25, 2012 at 06:48 PM
Rewards produce results. But they are also scared of retalitation. If these kids are caught they would probably tell the officers they do not even know the significance of painting such symbols. They do it for effect and attention, not because they are trying to make a racist statement. Seriously if you asked any of these teenagers even ones who didnt have anything to do with it they would not be able to tell you details of the Holocaust, Hitler, Jews, mass killings, starvations, the medical experiments, none of it. This is a way to get their work in the paper and noteriety, not about racism, they just know what symbols cause a stir. I didn't know what they meant fully when I was growing up and I loved history, but I know the kids that put those on their notebooks, and backpacks, tough ones.
Samantha April 25, 2012 at 09:27 PM
Seems they have been 'caught' "Two students from the school, ages 15 and 17, and a 20-year-old Temecula man have been linked to the vandalism.They are suspected of felony vandalism, hate crimes and conspiracy' though no arrests have been made.
Only my thought April 26, 2012 at 05:50 PM
@Sonny how do you not know they have lived her since birth, MINE HAVE! do they act like this HECK NO its starts with the parents my child is begging for me to let them stay home and not return to school at TV and transfer to MUSD I will not REGARDLESS THIS TERRIBLE ACT HAPPENS EVERYWHERE! @V.WEEDS dont need u speaking for all children just the one that's actually ate STUPID
Elaine April 26, 2012 at 08:31 PM
Hopefully this was "just a prank" versus outright hateful expression. I have to applaud the schools that have programs, like GOHS, which have programs to educate our children about the details of the holocaust and guest speakers who have survived such atrocities. I am optimist that this news can be a teaching opportunity for our community.
kidsforthefuture April 27, 2012 at 02:55 PM
...yet did you see the other article where the state is paying it's upper employees amazing paychecks??? A State Correctional Doctor earns almost $800,000! The librarian earns close to $200,000!!! it's insanity! They had more salaries listed those are just the 2 that I remember. (I'm sure someone is going to chastise me because these are Correctional employees but this is still an insane amount of cash)
kidsforthefuture April 27, 2012 at 02:55 PM
oops--^^^^ that was in reply to TemecuMom's post regarding budget cuts.
Rhiannon April 27, 2012 at 11:22 PM
I'm sure that all the no votes came from Temecula residents. Come on, folks! Let's not be naive...
Giorgio May 02, 2012 at 02:53 AM
My name is Giorgio and I do see ALOT of racism throughout schools.... It is very Crazy how much there is. Kids such as me (not that i try to be racist) are getting there minds caught up in making people Laugh, that they forget to think who they are hurting beyond there jokes. Its no laughing matter. Example: My teacher showed us this and a boy in my class that is Jewish saw a Nazi Symbol on his desk, I say his face go down as soon as he say this. Hopefully our community can grow out of this Horror!
Giorgio May 02, 2012 at 02:53 AM
My name is Giorgio and I do see ALOT of racism throughout schools.... It is very Crazy how much there is. Kids such as me (not that i try to be racist) are getting there minds caught up in making people Laugh, that they forget to think who they are hurting beyond there jokes. Its no laughing matter. Example: My teacher showed us this and a boy in my class that is Jewish saw a Nazi Symbol on his desk, I say his face go down as soon as he say this. Hopefully our community can grow out of this Horror!
Eric May 04, 2012 at 05:02 AM
PD isnt doing anything. Trust me lol. PD said this to appease the paper...
Eric May 04, 2012 at 05:04 AM
Lol. You think being a nazi and drawing male body parts is something to brag about? I doubt these kids bragged about it they did it as a joke just like any other carving in the school bathrooms or desks, they just dont care. Simple as that.

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