Authorities were investigating the possibility that the vandalism was actually an inside job orchestrated by a student or students named on the hit list.
At least one of those students was upset with the athletic program, a source told KTLA.
The student was apparently not being allowed to transfer to another school without penalty from the CIF, the governing body for high school sports in California.
CIF rules stipulate that a student must sit out for a year after transferring, unless there is an absolute and compelling need to transfer.
The student may have been trying to create the perception of a hostile environment at Agoura High School, officials said.
“What the evidence is showing us, right now anyways, is that it was purely a motivational thing,” Misel said.