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Exclusive: High School varsity football player arrested, teammates investigated for allegedly stealing from JV team

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

A high school football player on Maui is arrested and his teammates are under investigation while school officials crack down on a locker room theft.

Parent of the victims, who wish to remain anonymous, say the varsity football players are the ones who stole from their own junior varsity team.    

"The team stole from their own team is what I was told. They stole from their own,” said a parent, who wants to remain anonymous.

“They're a team. Especially if they're from the same team, they're supposed to trust their boys on and off the field. If they cannot trust them off the field, how they going trust them on the field," he said.

King Kekaulike High School faced off against Lahainaluna High School on September 12th for the Luna's homecoming game.

After the junior varsity game at the Luna's new stadium, several players from King Kekaulike JV's team discovered their cash and other belongings stolen.

Department of Education officials initially told Hawaii News Now only three to five students were ripped off and only about $20 was taken. Now they have learned 11 students reported having money or items missing, $200 in cash alone.

But parents are more upset about who the thieves are.

DOE officials say the forfeit of last week's game was not related to the September 12 incident, but say King Kekaulike forfeited the game because it did not have enough eligible players. The DOE was unable to provide information about student suspensions because of FERPA laws.

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