CNN (LINDEN, Ca.) - A California High School student said she caught a trusted teacher stealing from her classmates.
CNN affiliate KXTV reported Justine Betti and other students in her gym class began noticing money and other items missing from their backpacks.
She decided to hide inside a locker to watch.
Her very popular teacher and 30 year veteran was going through student backpack's appearing to take money.
Betti felt she had to do something, so she put herself in a locker again, this time holding a phone video camera, putting another phone camera in another locker.
"Right when I got the video, I was like, oh my gosh, I can't believe I got this on video and I couldn't believe that I got it and I kept watching it over and over," said Betti.
She and other girls took the video to the principal. She said the principal told her to delete the video.
But it was too late, many others had also sent the video out by then.
The school district and local authorities are investigating. The teacher has been placed on administrative leave.