Three Mississippi School Buses Stolen

October 31, 2011

Three DeSoto County school buses were stolen, but school system officials said Friday that the thief returned two of them.

The Commercial Appeal reports the third bus was recovered by police at the corner of Jefferson and Stonewall in Olive Branch.

According to a school system statement, the buses were damaged and there was some damage reported to fencing at the schools where the vehicles were stolen on Thursday.

Tom Spencer, associate superintendent of finances and operations, says such thefts happen every few years. In the past, he says, “it has been kids that want to take the bus for a ride.”

School system officials say they will take legal action against those responsible when identified by authorities.

DeSoto County Schools operates 40 campuses throughout DeSoto County.

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