CALABASAS (AP/CBS) — The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department says its detectives have begun a hate crime investigation after swastikas and other anti-Semitic graffiti were found at a high school.

Lt. David Thompson of the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station said in a statement that maintenance workers on Saturday found the spray-painted words and symbols on doors, walls, sidewalks and a stop sign at Calabasas High School.

Captain Mike Parker of the Sheriff’s Headquarters Bureau said “The graffiti included Nazi swastikas, words and symbols related to anti-Semitism, and teachers names.”

The workers called the sheriff’s station, and detectives there opened the investigation. There have been no arrests made or suspects named.

Sheriff’s deputies believe the vandalism occurred between 4 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday morning, Parker said, adding that the case is being treated as felony vandalism and hate crime.

Calabasas is a well-to-do city of about 20,000 people in the San Fernando Valley about 30 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles.

Anyone with information on the vandalism is urged to contact Malibu/Lost Hills Station sheriff’s detectives at (818) 878-1808.

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Comments (16)
  1. Thomas Bleming says:

    This was most likely done by a YZ’er.

  2. The Big Logic says:


  3. Anthony Jones says:

    Do you mean principals? Maybe you should have been listening to the teacher more…

  4. clarke terry says:

    Geez drozone69, seems you could learn a thing or two from those Jewish teachers. Your statement is riddled with spelling errors and wrong word usage.

  5. Thomas Bleming says:

    It is my opinion, based on the last two arson, bonbing and vandalisim incidents at two Los Angeles synagogues, that have brought about the arrests of two suspects (who are YZ’ers), that this incident was also committed by person or persons who are also of the so-called ‘God’s Chosen’ cult.

  6. robert says:

    Anyone who is stupid enough to hate a group of people because of their race, religion, nationality, or sexual preference is a cancer in our, or any society. It is very sad to see the ignorant posts that have been made relating to this story. The people who made these posts should be ashamed of themselves, but they are not, because they are too ignorant.

  7. windrunner says:

    YZ’ers…..Jews, or people who ride certain models of Yamaha motorcycles?? I believe a clarification is in order on some of these comments.

  8. PL says:

    Racism is prevalent especially in upper class communities

  9. A H says:

    Teachers in School need to properly instruct these kids
    All these so called racist can’t even properly
    draw a Swastika correctly Easy to
    remember, break to the right side not left

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  11. HooDatIS? says:

    some dude kids on meth, nothing to worry about
    they jus wanna get high and blow up the world
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  12. Calabasas high student Jake says:

    These three male students i here have been caught. And they did not get charge with a hate crime.
    The school oficals just kicked them out of school and let them go.I am fine with
    forgiving them But i think if they don’t punish them at all i think other students will think they can get away with defacing school property.I think they should at least work to pay off damages they caused.Make them paint the buildings that they damaged .Or at least work off the damages they caused some how.

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