11/01/2011 06:38 pm ET Updated Jan 01, 2012

Rebecca Arellano, Haileigh Adams, Get Hate Mail For Being Crowned Homecoming King And Queen

Last week, Rebecca Arellano was crowned Patrick Henry High School's first lesbian homecoming king. The next day, her girlfriend Haileigh Adams was crowned queen.

Despite waves of support from the school and the couple's friends and family, the couple has recently been met with hateful phone calls and emails, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Superintendent Bill Kowba told the publication that the harassment is "demonstrating such a lack of tolerance and are presenting such a negative role model for children with their hateful comments."

In a report by NBC San Diego, Kowba goes one step further, calling the adults behind the harassment "bullies."

He added, according to the station, that any students behind threats or harassment will be met with disciplinary action.