3 teens damage 31 buses in contractor's yard

Posted on June 19, 2012

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Three teenagers damaged 31 school buses in a contractor's bus yard last Monday, WREG reports.

The teens, two of whom have been taken into custody, found keys inside some of the buses and began driving them into each other, according to police. Company officials told the news source it could cost up to $200,000 to repair and replace the damaged buses.

Police were able to get pictures of the boys from the cameras on the buses. The two 14-year-olds who have been arrested are facing seven counts of burglary and 24 counts of vandalism. Another teen is still on the run.

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Comments ( 2 )
  • CBM Transportation

     | about 5 years ago

    This is the main reason we should be able to have vandal locks on our buses. We pay over $100k for our buses and we can't even have locks on our doors but we have locks on our cars. These buses cost way more than our cars do and it's ashame that we can't protect our buses as well as we do I personal vehicles. I'm glad two of the three vandals were caught and I do hope the 3rd will be caught soon. My heart goes out to the contractor because I know how it feels to have people come in on the bus lot and destroy your property. It is NOT a good feeling at all.

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