Rebecca Arellano and Haileigh Adams were selected as homecoming king and queen at Patrick Henry High School in San Diego, California.
Since, they've been the subject of hateful phone calls and emails, according to officials. According to the Los Angeles Times, the details of the messages have not been detailed, but they have been described as "disturbing".
San Diego school superintendent Bill Kowba said the adults who have criticised the homecoming king and queen are "demonstrating such a lack of tolerance and are presenting such a negative role model for children with their hateful comments."
Mr Kowba is in full support of the homecoming king and queen "and wishes them and the school well…I look forward to the day when all students can come to school, free of harassment and bullying."