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2nd Cal Lutheran Student Arrested in Hate-Crime Case

A second Cal Lutheran University student has been arrested in connection with a two-month rash of hate crimes and vandalism on campus.

Sheriff’s officials on Wednesday arrested Brian Schorr, 22, of Thousand Oaks for his alleged involvement in the incidents.

For the record:

12:00 AM, Apr. 18, 1997 For the Record
Los Angeles Times Friday April 18, 1997 Ventura County Edition Metro Part B Page 6 No Desk 2 inches; 53 words Type of Material: Correction
Vandalism suspects--An article Thursday contained inaccurate information about two men arrested on suspicion of vandalism at Cal Lutheran University. Brian Schorr, arrested Wednesday, is not a student at the university. School officials added that Kevin Tam, arrested last week, was recorded on a campus security camera with what appeared to be a bundle of fliers in his hand.

On Friday, authorities arrested 21-year-old Kevin Tam on a misdemeanor vandalism charge after a campus security camera allegedly caught him in the act of scrawling graffiti.

A third suspect who has yet to be identified is also being investigated, sheriff’s officials said.

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Since Feb. 12, incidents of racist graffiti and the distribution of neo-Nazi literature have plagued the 2,500-student religious school in Thousand Oaks.

Detectives have been investigating at least six incidents in which graffiti targeting African Americans was scrawled on restroom walls and informational kiosks.

One flier aimed at homosexuals and two filled with neo-Nazi literature also have been slipped under office doors.

However, investigators aren’t sure whether all the incidents are related.

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Cal Lutheran administrators and sheriff’s officials say they are taking the incidents very seriously and have been working closely to solve the string of crimes.


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