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19 school buses vandalized at Green Hope High in Cary

Posted November 25, 2012
Updated November 26, 2012

— Cary police are looking for whoever is responsible for vandalizing 19 school buses at Green Hope High School over the weekend.

A school employee discovered graffiti on 18 yellow buses and an activity bus, parked outside the school at 2500 Carpenter Upchurch Road, around 4 p.m. Sunday.

Investigators said Monday that they don't believe the graffiti is gang-related or racially motivated.

They are also reviewing security video at the school, but did not have any suspects as of Monday morning.

Anyone with information that can help investigators is asked to contact the Cary Police Department at 919-469-4012 or Cary Crime Stoppers at 919-226-2746.

Additional cleaning crews were on hand Monday to clean the buses, according to the Wake County Public School System.

Some buses did run late as a result but all of them were operating.


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  • babscash Dec 3, 2012

    It doesn't matter what activities there are for kids to do...there is always going to be a select few that want to do the "bad" things. No parents, government, skate parks, naughty or nice list is going to change that. Don't blame the parents for this one. It's probably the first time (probably not the last) that some kids did this crazy thing and the parents trusted them (they were at the library). So how is this the parents fault? You don't have to be a bad parent to have "bad" kids. If my kids did something that extreme you can bet they would have a belt to their behinds but I'm not suffering the consequences of their actions. A parent can't be with a child 24/7 and anyone that says they are...they have issues. (I don't mean a baby or toddler.

  • As if .... Nov 26, 2012

    Wake schools have no cameras on their buses ,do you think that they have cameras to monitor the school bus parking areas ....NO.!!

  • IzzMad2016 Nov 26, 2012

    Kids do stupid and malicious stuff. Maybe the parents in this case are lazy or unobservant but I wasn't and my son still did stupid stuff a couple of times. It never went unpunished. My point is that maybe some are quick to blame the parents which isn't totally fair 100% of the time. Kids have big mouths so hopefully some will brag and the delinquents responsible will be found and held accountable.

  • cmmsbft Nov 26, 2012

    who said kids did this?

  • LordHelpUsAll Nov 26, 2012

    The kids AND their parents should go clean it up. Raising children starts at home.

  • cleako Nov 26, 2012

    The Town of Cary actually does offer a skate park. "Sk8-Cary Skate Park - 2040 N.W. Maynard Road in Godbold Park."

  • injameswetrust2003 Nov 26, 2012

    I think the parents of these little hooligans should have to come supervise their darlings cleaning up. Yes it would be embarrassing for them, too bad. Then maybe (but probably not) the darlings can also be punished at home. This is a good chance for parents to talk with kids about this story and say" If I ever catch you doing this, this is what will happen to you."

  • bombayrunner Nov 26, 2012

    hope they take their birthday's away

  • Its the who what Nov 26, 2012

    Crime continues to be a real problem in Cary. Not only do the parents need to be held accountable, but the kids need some tough love and jail time. You cannot go easy on these types of kids. Vandalism today turns into assault tomorrow. I do not feel safe when you have this type of criminal element in Cary NC

  • storchheim Nov 26, 2012

    Sounds like Kevin knows who did this. No one else mentioned skateboards.