Police investigate alleged assaults involving Napa football team

Byby Cornell Barnard via KGO logo
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
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Police are investigating an alleged incident involving assaults carried out by the Napa High School.

NAPA, Calif. (KGO) -- Police in the North Bay are investigating an assault involving members of a high school football team. The incident involves multiple players and happened several weeks ago.

Parent Marta Sandoval is alarmed about an assault which happened at Napa High School involving members of the football team.

"Members of the Napa football team were assaulting other teammates," said Captain Jennifer Gonzales of the Napa police department. "Grabbing them, holding them down."

Police won't say if it was a hazing incident or comment on any injuries suffered by parties involved. The incident was first reported on Nov. 19.

Parent Marta Sandoval believes one player suffered the worst of the misconduct. "The school has not notified us," she said. "They haven't told us if the students who assaulted this young man has been arrested, are they still in class with my daughter?"

District spokesperson Elizabeth Emmett said, "We want to emphasize safety is the top priority for our kids, prime concern."

The Napa Valley Unified School District is doing its own investigation into the incident.

"They're talking with football players, coaches, staff about exactly what happened," said Emmett.

So far no disciplinary action against players has been taken and no arrests have been made.