District, school investigation continues
A Yuba City Unified School District official said Wednesday that Yuba City High and the district are working together to sort out what happened in a Monday brawl involving the high school junior varsity baseball team.
"We want to be thorough before anything gets out," said district official Tom Walters.
Walters said there may be disciplinary action taken today.
A YouTube video of the brawl between Yuba City and Del Campo High junior varsity players at a Granite Bay tournament has drawn widespread national attention.
Walters said District Superintendent Nancy Aaberg is heading up the investigation. She talked to the Sacramento Bee on Wednesday about the incident.
"We're taking our time because we want to make sure that the consequences are appropriate for the behavior in which the players participated," Aaberg told the Sacramento Bee. "We're not stalling. But there are a lot of kids involved."
Meanwhile, a spokesman for the Placer County Sheriff's Department, whose jurisdiction the brawl would fall, said Wednesday the department was not called to the scene and was not even aware of the incident until Wednesday morning.
"Unbelievably, nobody called police," sheriff's spokeswoman Dena Erwin said. "We didn't receive a single phone call. With everyone having cellphones, you'd expect at least one call, but nobody even knows about it here." Erwin said it is unclear if the sheriff's department will initiate its own criminal investigation, but did say the department is reviewing the video today.
"Normally, it would take someone making a complaint, but it's already been two days and that hasn't happened," Erwin said.
Yuba City junior varsity games were canceled this week pending the result of the investigation.
Pete Saco, commissioner of the Sac-Joaquin Section, said he made contact with Yuba City High administration, but is allowing the administration to hand out proper punishment.