Delaware school bus vandalism spree causes thousands of dollars in damages

Three juveniles in Delaware face charges they got behind the wheel of several school buses and went on a damaging and costly ride.

State Police say the suspects managed to get several buses started at Advanced Student Transport on Lambson Lane Sunday evening. 

Buses collided with each other.  Buses were driven into gates and fences.  One bus destroyed a “Port-a-Potty” at the site. 

Troopers were alerted by neighbors of the facility, and arrived as three boys were fleeing the scene.  They were located in the nearby community of Simonds Gardens.  The boys are 11, 12 and 13 years old.  Two live in New Castle and one is from Elkton, Maryland.  They face charges including theft of a motor vehicle, conspiracy, criminal mischief and criminal trespass and have been released pending a hearing in family court. 

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A total of 15 school buses were damaged, and the damage is estimated at more than $22,500.

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