published Thursday, February 13th, 2014

7 east TN students charged with vandalizing school buses

ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. — Police have charged seven East Tennessee high school students with vandalizing school buses.

Elizabethton City Schools had to shut down bus service for students on Feb. 3 after drivers arrived to find sugar had been poured into fuel tanks and several tires had been slashed. Students were bussed to school the following day after nearby school districts donated the use of their buses.

Police told the Johnson city Press that they charged seven boys who attend Elizabethton High School with vandalism and criminal conspiracy after determining they all traveled together to purchase the sugar. Their names aren't being released because they are juveniles.

Director of Schools Ed Alexander said the district also is conducting a disciplinary investigation.

The damage to the buses was estimated at around $4,000.

about Associated Press...

The Associated Press

Other National Articles

videos »         

photos »         

e-edition »


Find a Business

400 East 11th St., Chattanooga, TN 37403
General Information (423) 756-6900
Copyright, Permissions, Terms & Conditions, Privacy Policy, Ethics policy - Copyright ©2014, Chattanooga Publishing Company, Inc. All rights reserved.
This document may not be reprinted without the express written permission of Chattanooga Publishing Company, Inc.