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Vandalism Delays Wake School Buses

Posted April 30, 2007

— Dozens of Wake County school buses were vandalized over the weekend, slowing morning routes for students heading to school Monday, officials said.

Gas caps were removed from 29 buses in Fuquay-Varina and 14 in Holly Springs, said Bill Poston, spokesman for the Wake County school system.

There were no surveillance cameras in the bus parking lots, so school officials have no suspects in the case.

Twelve buses in the Fuquay-Varina area were late Monday, as drivers waited for new gas caps to be delivered. The latest bus arrived at West Lake Middle School about one hour behind schedule, Poston said.


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  • taurus38 Apr 30, 2007

    rev,......i agree, parents today do not beat their kids enough!

  • spiritwarriorwoman Apr 30, 2007

    "There were no surveillance cameras in the bus parking lots..." WHY NOT???

    Of course, this was bored kids. We did things like this in the old days, and they do it still. Yet in the old days, our parents would have worn out our behinds had we gotten caught. We were more afraid of them than the cops, and kids today should be too.

    Praying for quick justice.

    God bless.

    Rev. RB

  • speedy Apr 30, 2007

    Seems weird that two separate areas would be hit at the same time. I'd have to wonder if it is a statement from someone about busing.

  • speedy Apr 30, 2007

    Is THAT why there's diesel all over my neighborhood?

  • jgriffith3792 Apr 30, 2007

    Totally agree colliefan.

    If underage, the parents should be required to cover the costs.

  • casper Apr 30, 2007

    what a great way to spend the weekend. Amazing

  • poohperson2000 Apr 30, 2007

    I believe this is the second time this has happened in Fuquay. I see all the kids hanging out in the Walmart parking lot every Friday night. If that is all your kid has to do, you need to keep them at home. I know if they are at home that means you may have to do some actual parenting, but just give it a try..

  • colliefan Apr 30, 2007

    Dollars to doughnuts these vandals poured sugar in the tanks. If they did so and are caught, they need to be put to work cleaning toilets in the schools to recover the cost of the damages. But then, the leaders of the school system would say that we don't want to damge these punks self esteem so no punished will be given them that will have any effect.

  • jeepgirl Apr 30, 2007

    Wouldn't the removal of gas caps be considered theft instead of vandalism? Just asking...

  • gi jane Apr 30, 2007

    Kids truly have too much time on their hands.