Students arrested for Arroyo Grande hate crime
April 26, 2011
The teens broke into their former school and wrote anti-black and Jewish graffiti on the whiteboards and drew a swastika on an outside door. Statements such as “white power” and “fuck niggers and Jews” were found in several classrooms.
San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s department officials said the two 15-year-old boys and one 14-year-old boy admitted they planned to break into the school to cause damage including breaking fixtures and taking California flags.
Deputies booked the teens into the San Luis Obispo County Juvenile Services Center on suspicion of hate speech, burglary, vandalism and criminal conspiracy.
Investigators said that the Mesa Middle School hate crime is not related to the March 18 cross burning that also occurred in Arroyo Grande.