Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Sad and Sick

I'll never understand how people can treat others this way:
Friday was a bad night for the Davis Senior High School football team. After losing 66-6 on the field, players returned to the visitors’ locker room at Grant Union High School to discover it had been ransacked and their personal belongings stolen.

Thousands of dollars in smartphones, iPads, headphones and a laptop were missing, as were wallets and money. Clothing was strewn across the floor, drenched with Gatorade and other liquids, according to Davis parent Michael Fields, who attended the game.

The Blue Devils spent the rest of the night lined up in uniform, waiting to talk to police officers about their stolen items, said Shelley Morse, another Davis parent.
I have such contempt for people who would act this way.

Grant has had so many problems--the campus is not in the best of neighborhoods--that it's a wonder any team would consent to play there.  Perhaps the league should "suggest" to them that they can't play until their school is no longer a threat of being a crime scene.

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/education/article3549579.html#storylink=cpy


maxutils said...

Or, perhaps they could lock the locker room between halves … or, perhaps students could obey the school's standard edict against bringing valuables/electronic devices to school. That said … I would find any reason to avoid Grant's neighborhood altogether and don't find it shocking at all. Hopefully the thief or thieves will be found … it should be an obvious catch.

Ellen K said...

It happens everywhere. I remember forty years ago being trapped on a band bus while bottles were being thrown at us on a trip to play Gainesville HS in Texas. Big town, small town, rich school, poor school-it all comes down to basic security. Hire an off duty cop and put them in the room and this doesn't happen. It was probably students from the opposing school who raided the locker room. If that's a case, check social media. It will come out one way or another.