2 more football players expelled in Napa hazing scandal

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Friday, March 31, 2017
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The fallout in the North Bay from the Napa High School football hazing scandal continued Thursday as two more junior varsity players were expelled for their involvement.

The fallout from the Napa High School football team hazing scandal continued Thursday in the North Bay. Two more junior varsity players have been expelled for their involvement.

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Without naming names, the Napa Valley Unified School Board voted unanimously to expel the football players from the school in the wake of a hazing incident last fall.

The family of Johnny Torres got word through their attorney that their son was expelled.

"We don't agree with the outcome," said Torres' father John. "We feel he didn't do anything wrong. We will appeal and keep this train going."

Five students have now been expelled for the incident, which took place in the team's locker room last Halloween. A clothed teammate was touched inappropriately.

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Flora Torres says her son played no part in the hazing. "Our son has been out of school three months for nothing," she said. "So what they're doing is wrong."

The scandal led to the resignation of the coaching staff earlier this month. Many players say the investigation has gone too far.

"Thanks for taking a brotherhood and turning it into a betrayal," said Napa High student Kyle Waltson.

We tried talking to Napa High School Board President Jose Hurtado about the expulsions. "I'm in closed session," he said.

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When asked if he could comment about the expulsions he said, "It's confidential."

The Napa County District Attorney's Office is doing its own investigation about the hazing. Possible criminal charges could be announced next month.

Two online petitions have been posted seeking no-confidence votes on Napa School District Superintendent Dr. Patrick Sweeney and Napa Valley High School's Anne Petrie. They contain complaints parents have about the school officials and the way they've handled the scandal.

Click here to view Sweeney's petition.

Click here to view Petrie's petition.