GIG HARBOR, Wash. — On Monday morning, Peninsula School District employees arrived to start their shift, found 25 buses covered in offensive graffiti, scrambled to remove it and got them in service fast enough to stay on schedule, KOMO 4 News reports.
Employees looked up graffiti-removal methods on the Internet, and they drove to stores and beauty shops to buy bottles of nail-polish remover to clean the graffiti off most of the vandalized buses, according to the news outlet. Because of their efforts, few people outside the district saw the graffiti.
Transportation managers sent out several buses before they were fully cleaned, but chose vehicles with the least offensive markings out of necessity to get the job done, they told the news outlet. District officials added that they received no complaints from parents, students or members of the community about the buses that went into service with some graffiti still not removed.
No suspect has been named yet in the incident. Although the bus facility is equipped with security cameras, the area where the buses were vandalized is not within view of the cameras, according to KOMO 4 News.
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