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Police: Fayetteville woman attacked school bus

Posted March 17, 2010

— A Fayetteville woman was charged Tuesday with damaging a Cumberland County Schools bus, police said.

Natasha Dandridge, 21, of 4981 Galveston Drive, was charged with disorderly conduct, damage to property and resisting, delaying or obstructing an officer. She was released after posting a $1,300 bond.

A woman broke four windows on a school bus Tuesday morning when the bus stopped on Galveston Drive to pick up students, police said. The attack continued as the bus, which was headed to Alger B. Wilkins Elementary School, headed down Santa Fe Drive and onto Bragg Boulevard, police said.

School district spokeswoman Theresa Perry said no students were on the bus when the incident began. In a 911 call, the bus driver reported that she pulled out before any children could board because shattered glass was all over the bus.

No injuries were reported in the attack.

Police said they haven't determined a motive for the attack.


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  • poeticallycorrect-InvNo1 Mar 19, 2010

    Maybe she is trying to get a crazy check? Shoot times is hard!LOL by the way why didn't WRAL say vandalized a school bus? How do you attack something that is not alive? I am cracking up

  • due_whats_right Mar 17, 2010

    They'll be alright. It's nothing they don't see on WRAL, WTVD, WNCN, FOX News, CNN, and MSNBC every day. This kind of behavior may even happen in their own homes, since this was in the Bonnie Doone side of Fayetteville.
    oogum boogum

    Wow, what a pleasant and non-judgmental comment to make about people you know nothing about. There are a lot of things I could "assume" from this posting but will refrain from stooping that low.

  • 007KnightRider Mar 17, 2010

    Maybe she was expecting to go on a journey with Ms. Frizzle class on The Magic School Bus. The field trip may have been canceled thus the reason for her behavior, lol.

  • cartman Mar 17, 2010

    Maybe the bus disrespected her!

  • HappyGirl08 Mar 17, 2010

    Flashbacks? Terrible bus riding experiences of her past? Who knows. LOL Glad no children were injured by glass though.

  • daisymom Mar 17, 2010

    How exactly do you attack a school bus? & why would you smile in your mug shot like its your yearbook photo?

  • BigUNCFan Mar 17, 2010

    Maybe the bus driver was an ex boyfriend or current boyfriend she was mad at.

  • daisy Mar 17, 2010

    Who knows, maybe she had a perfectly sensible reason for attacking the bus.

    She did take a nice picture, lol.

  • mochabrown Mar 17, 2010

    Either she is under some drug influence or just plain crazy. After doing all that and then going to laugh about it. She is not taking a picture for Ms. America contest. She committed a serious offense. Thank God no children were on board and the bus driver didn't get hurt and/or cause someone else to become injured.

  • aetiii Mar 17, 2010

    Crack is Whack