Racist Graffiti Found at Agoura High School

Racist graffiti has been discovered on the Agoura High School campus, sheriff's officials have confirmed.

The hate crimes task force is currently on the scene investigating two separate incidents that occurred Tuesday and over the weekend, said Lt. Mathers of the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff's Station.
Popular StoriesThe weekend incident involved "racist hate" spray painted on the exterior of several buildings, while today's incident occurred in a boy's bathroom, Mathers said.

Larry Misel, Agoura High School principal, told Patch that the school and district are working very closely with law enforcement to find the culprit or culprits.

"I want to emphasize that there there is no tangible threat to any of our students," he said.

Misel credits new Sheriff's Station Captain Patrick Davoren for moving quickly on the investigation.

"He's just been incredible at getting law enforcement immediately to the campus," he said.

Misel said that all traces of the weekend's exterior graffiti was removed as not to upset the students.

"Police are now working with photos ... and a variety of clues," he said.

Misel said there has never been an incident like this before at the Agoura campus.

Schools Superintendent Dan Stepenosky told Patch that the "safe, supportive environment" of the school will be maintained but that he has asked that sheriffs  to remain "extra vigilant."

School officials are asking that if anyone has information about these hate crimes, to report them to the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff's Station at 818-878-1808.


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