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A California high school teacher who had made it a habit to steal students money from their back packs was nabbed by a student  who hid under the locker .California student Justine Betti at Linden High School outside Stockton, conducted her own sting by hiding in a locker to try to spot the thief.

The students money was being repeatedly stolen from backpacks during gym class, according to ABC News.


After all of the students shuffled outside, the gym teacher stayed back to pilfer money from backpacks.

Betti was shocked. Her own gym teacher was the culprit. Who would believe her?

Betti played detective again, but this time she took her cell phone into the locker to capture video footage. She set up a second camera in another locker.

Betty's footage
The teacher struck again, and Betti got clips of her rummaging through her students’ bags.

Betti showed the video to the school principal who said he’ll look into the matter. The principal also asked Betti to delete the clips but the student had already sent them to her father.

The district superintendent didn’t respond to questions from ABC, but the news organization did determine that the teacher is on administrative leave.

The unnamed teacher has reportedly been teaching for over 30 years and is well-liked. Yet students have applauded Betti for catching the thief.