Tires Deflated On School District’s Bus Fleet Overnight

LATROBE (KDKA) — The Greater Latrobe School District in Westmoreland County operated under a two-hour delay this morning after the tires on their school buses were found deflated early this morning.

According to school district Superintendent Judith Swigart, workers at First Student Bus Services on Route 981 found the tires deflated on their fleet of buses around 5 a.m.

State police say they believe someone took a ball point pen to the valves of 47 to 48 buses.

“On 11 of the buses, there was ‘Seniors ‘11’ written on there,” said Trooper Steve Limani, of the Pennsylvania State Police. “So whether this could be a senior prank, we’re looking into all different avenues, but we would believe that that’s a good possibility.”

Investigators say those found responsible in the incident could face trespassing and other related charges because they climbed a barbed wire fence to get into the garage.

District officials credit local agencies and some nearby gas stations with helping to inflate the all tires.

State police are asking anyone with information in the case to contact them.

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  • Mr HOP

    This will “fix” them! LOL!

  • Pitt Fan

    Kids are really, really stupid. It’s only a matter of time before they are caught and expelled. I wonder where the parents were when their kids were sneaking out at night to deflate tires?

    • biff biffington

      they were helping

  • Mr. PA

    45 buses? Incredible.

  • Pitt Fan

    And of course they already caught the kids. It doesn’t take much more a high school kid to rat out another one.

    • Hoss

      Heck, it doesn’t even take one kid ratting out another. All it takes is one of the kids posting a cell-phone video of the act on You Tube or Facebook.

      • Watch Me Do It

        Exactly….Hey Geniuses….If you’re gonna commit a crime,don’t videograph yourselves doing it …Duh !!!!!!

  • Don

    Another example of kids who haven’t been disciplined enough growing up…

  • Jack

    It was a senior prank, yes the students are very stupid, but atleast it wasnt malicious. They could have slit the tires on the buses, lets be happy, that they only wanted to be funny.

    • NotFunny

      I guess some call it funny, some call it a crime… My guess is that they didn’t do worse because it would’ve resulted in a more serious crime because of the cost involved.

  • Bryan S.

    Sounds like some kids need caught and then handed a tire pump….

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