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Vandalism At Central Coast High School Called Hate Crime

(San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office Photo)
Templeton High School's gym is flooded by vandals

Detectives are investigating what they are calling a hate crime at a Central Coast high school.

Officials at Templeton High School discovered yesterday morning that someone had put a garden hose in the gym, flooding the building and causing thousands of dollars in damage to the gym floor.

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputies responding to the school found a swastika as well as racial slurs written on several windows at the school. Detectives say because it’s a hate crime incident, they’ve notified the FBI for possible assistance.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.