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Batteries stolen from 30 school buses
October 8, 2015
School bus service was delayed by two hours for three Indiana schools last Thursday morning because thieves stole batteries from the buses overnight.
School bus seats slashed at North Carolina district
September 17, 2015
Nearly 400 seats were cut on 17 school buses, causing about $50,000 of damage. Seats on only one of the buses could be temporarily repaired for the morning route, and the other 16 buses were replaced by spares.
Special-needs school bus vandalized
September 14, 2015
A school bus driver in New York found his employer’s bus, which he uses to transport two special-needs students to and from school, with nearly every window broken or shattered after he had parked it in front of a church overnight.
Man accused of breaking into school buses, stealing seat covers
September 3, 2015
Pennsylvania police find a man on school property after hours with several seat covers inside his car, allegedly stolen from two school buses. He is arrested and faces several charges.
Another possible student ‘prank’ targets school buses
May 14, 2015
Suspects deflated tires and removed valve stems from approximately 83 school buses in Arizona. The damage prevented the school district from providing morning bus service.
Tires deflated on 24 buses in apparent senior ‘prank’
May 11, 2015
Four high schoolers in Ohio allegedly removed the tire valve stems on a school district’s entire bus fleet. Written on the asphalt: “You have been pranked by seniors 2015.”
District to step up security after school buses vandalized again
February 4, 2015
The DeKalb County (Ga.) School District buses have an estimated tens of thousands of dollars of damage, and cannot be driven until they are repaired. The district plans to reallocate $125,000 to enhance security at the lot where the buses were damaged.
Idaho special-needs bus set on fire
December 1, 2014
The wheelchair-accessible bus, which was burned around 5 a.m. on Nov. 8, belongs to Horseshoe Bend School District. The bus is a total loss and the case is being treated as arson.
District staff removes graffiti from 25 buses
November 20, 2014
Employees of Peninsula School District in Washington arrived on Monday morning to find the vandalized buses. They scrambled to clean the buses and were able to get them in service fast enough to stay on schedule.
6 Tips for School Bus Seat Cover Care and Replacement
July 17, 2014
Regular cleaning and inspections of school bus seat covers can increase their life expectancy while easing tight budgets and helping to ensure children’s safety. Here’s guidance on how to maintain the seat covers — and when they should be replaced.
Bus vandalism incident delays service
November 26, 2013
Thirty-five buses in New Hanover County (N.C.) Schools’ Laney Bus Garage were vandalized over the weekend, delaying many bus pickups on Monday. The estimated cost of damage is between $14,000 and $18,000, including labor costs.
4 students charged in school bus vandalism
April 8, 2013
At a Tennessee school, one bus had a broken window, and fire extinguishers had been removed from four buses and discharged inside one of them. A school resource officer develops information that leads to the arrest of three middle school students and one high school student.
Batteries stolen from 16 buses at Fla. district terminal
January 10, 2013
Drivers arrive at work on Monday and discover that the batteries have been stolen. The Broward Sheriff’s Office says that the thief or thieves probably wanted to sell the batteries for scrap, so investigators check scrap yards in the area.
Suspects identified in bus vandalism case
November 20, 2012
Authorities in Gonzales, Texas, arrest 17-year-old Layne Navarro and detain two other minors in connection with the incident, which occurred earlier this month. The 14 Gonzales Independent School District buses were broken into, and the onboard fire extinguishers were discharged.
Police: Man makes threats over bus radio
September 20, 2012
The man breaks into the bus at a school in Danville, Vt., after crashing a car and breaking into a home, according to police. He is shot by an officer after he allegedly reaches for a holster on his hip in a threatening manner and makes a bomb threat.
Tips from community help to catch bus vandals
August 9, 2012
Three juveniles admit their involvement in the vandalism of seven school buses in Mt. Morris, Mich. Fire extinguishers are discharged inside the buses, and the windows are damaged.
3 boys charged with school bus vandalism
July 31, 2012
The boys are accused of driving eight buses around a Delaware lot, damaging 15 vehicles, perimeter fence and gates. Damage is estimated at more than $22,500.
Bus yard safety, inside and out
July 12, 2012

Physical security such as fences and video surveillance, in addition to providing your drivers and other staff with ID badges and safety training, can go a long way in securing your bus yard.

3 teens damage 31 buses in contractor's yard
June 19, 2012
Two of the boys are arrested and charged with burglary and vandalism, while another is on the run, for breaking into the bus yard and crashing buses into one another. The company estimates the damage at $200,000.
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