8:27 AM PDT, April 2, 2012
TEMECULA, Calif. (KTLA) -- Authorities are investigating hateful graffiti messages that appeared on a wall at a high school in Temecula over the weekend.
According to Riverside sheriff's officials, the hate messages were sprayed on a building at Chaparral High School at 27215 Nicholas Road sometime Saturday evening.
The graffiti was first spotted by a motorist driving past the school.
Officers found several anti-black and anti-gay phrases, white supremacist logos and sexually explicit drawings on a building adjacent to the football field.
Police say there are surveillance cameras in the area that may have caught the vandals, who could be charged with committing a hate crime.
"I think that's kind of scary for these young kids nowadays... I think that's messed up for them doing that to the school," Temecula resident Jesse Basquez said.
School officials have not returned calls from KTLA about the graffiti.
Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at (951) 696-3000.