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Mays High School student arrested in theft during basketball game

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A Mays High School student was arrested earlier this week after police say he stole from the visiting team's locker room during a school basketball game.

Police said the student got away with thousands of dollars in cell phones, electronics, and other personal belongs.

An officer working the game caught the student shortly after the incident happened.

Investigators believe the student had a key to the visitors' locker room.

It happened the night the Mays raiders played Southwest DeKalb.

While there was a heated competition on the court a student cleaned out the visiting team's locker room, according to police.

Detectives told CBS Atlanta Wednesday the thief snatched the goods in a matter of minutes.

"He roughly took over $6,000 and that's quite a lot and that is a lot of items for one person," Atlanta Police Lt. Steven Purvis said.

Atlanta Public Schools officials said the district is taking steps to make sure this doesn't happen again.

"There's quite a bit that schools need to do to make sure that not only schools and students are safe, but when people leave things behind that if people think it's secure that it is secure," Atlanta Public Schools Director of Communications Stephen Alford said.

So far Atlanta police have recovered one cell phone and are working to get back the rest of the goods.

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