FLEMING ISLAND, Fla. (AP) -- Officials in north Florida say at least eight Fleming High School football players face felony burglary charges stemming from a Memorial Day weekend burglary.
Clay County Sheriff's officials say the players entered the home through a door that was left unlocked when the family left for a trip to Alabama over the holiday weekend. Six of the players are 17, the other three are 16. One other juvenile was also arrested.
The Florida Times-Union reports the home was ransacked and items worth $5,150 were taken. The stolen property includes a shotgun, a rifle, electronics and a television.
Principal Tom Pittman told the newspaper that students charged with felonies are not allowed to participate in athletic activities, including the summer football program.