5 students blamed, vandalism to 39 Kilgore buses

Courtesy: KLTV
Courtesy: KLTV

KILGORE, TX (AP) - Five East Texas students will be prosecuted after 39 district buses had their tires flattened and school had to be canceled for a day due to lack of transportation.

Kilgore police on Tuesday announced five high school students are expected to be charged with felony criminal mischief.

The damage to the buses, discovered before dawn on April 8, forced the Kilgore Independent School District to call off school for the day. Nearly every bus serving the six-campus district had the valve stems removed from some tires.

Police estimate the vandalism caused about $3,100 in damage.

Kilgore is a city of about 12,000, located 115 miles southeast of Dallas.

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