INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Three Indianapolis schools were running on a 2-hour delay Thursday morning after a local school bus yard was vandalized.
According to school officials, Thomas Carr Howe Community High School, Emmerich Manual High School and Emma Donnan Middle School were running on the delay.
The Atlantic and Southern Transportation bus yard, located at 701 South Kitley Avenue, was broken into between midnight and 5 a.m. Thursday.
The operations manager for the bus yard said when the first employee arrived at 5 AM, she found their gate lock had been broken, and all of the bus batteries were stolen.
In 30 buses, they say there were about 60-70 batteries taken. Each battery costs about $100 dollars to replace.
Atlantic and Southern officials said they’d just moved their bus yard to this location in August. About two weeks ago, they say someone cut their fence, but didn’t take anything.