High School Football Players Face Felony Burglary Charges

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 (http://bit.ly/KlfFz2 ) 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.