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Vandals hit IW school buses

Published 9:32pm Thursday, January 3, 2013

The Isle of Wight County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a vandalism attack on 17 school buses parked at Smithfield High over the holiday period.

Broken lower windows on the buses’ front doors were discovered on Dec. 28, school district spokeswoman Kenita Bowers said.

This is one of 17 Isle of Wight County School buses that were vandalized on Dec. 28 while parked at Smithfield High School.

“Some of the buses appeared to have been entered, but nothing else was damaged, stolen or broken,” she said. “They kind of just made a mess and threw some things around.”

The sheriff’s office believes the attack occurred between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. on the day the resulting damage was discovered.

As of Thursday, Bowers added, eight of the buses were back in service after being temporarily fixed with Plexiglas, and district administrators were waiting for a quote from a glass company to permanently fix the damage.

“We’re still hoping to find out who did this,” Bowers said. “The sheriff’s office has a few leads and is still actively investigating.”

Bowers encouraged anyone who might have information to call the district’s school information line at 357-0908.


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