High school football team accused of vandalizing locker room

MESA, Ariz. (KSAZ) -- A high school football team is under investigation for unsportsmanlike conduct off the field.

According to officials with the Mesa School District, players for Skyline High School vandalized a locker room, following Friday night's football game.

On Monday, Mesa Public Schools issued a statement on the incident.

During the Red Mountain and Skyline varsity football game on Friday, September 28, the visitor locker room at Red Mountain was vandalized. A wall mural, restroom stalls, lockers and other surfaces were damaged.

A district investigation is underway, led by the Skyline High School athletic director. Based on the outcome of the investigation, appropriate actions will be taken. These actions may include: pressing charges, requiring restitution, suspending from athletic competition and/or suspending from school.

This behavior does not reflect the expectations of sportsmanship in Mesa Public Schools. Participation in athletics is regarded as a privilege and student athletes are expected to adhere to a high standard of behavior. I have attached the district’s code of conduct that every student athlete and their parent must acknowledge.

FOX 10's Matt Galka reports.

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