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Othello High School's Freshman Football Season Gets Cut Early for Bad Behavior

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OTHELLO, WA.-  The season is over for Othello High School's freshman football team several weeks early.

NBC Right Now spoke with the school's principal and learned that an investigation uncovered, some players on the C squad got caught violating the school's athletic code of conduct.

It happened September 30th, when the team was traveling back from an away game against West Valley.

Due to the student's privacy,  Principal Carlos Gonzalez could not say exactly what it was that some of the players were doing on the bus, but it was all caught on the bus' security cameras.

"In this case, there was overwhelming evidence that students did engage in behaviors violating our athletic code and school polices. We send a clear message to all of our students that their safety comes first and they can't engage in conduct detrimental to the team," said Gonzalez.

The team mates not involved in the incident left the C squad without enough players to field a football team and were moved to the Junior Varsity team.

The school is taking even more action.

On Tuesday, October 29th, Othello High School will hold a student and school safety presentation for parents and the community on new trends in drug use, gang awareness and other issues relating to school discipline.

Principal Gonzalez says resources will be readily available and on hand to help strengthen the partnership between parents and the school in an effort to keep students safe.

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