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rainbow4321 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-02-08 10:24 PM
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12. Another article about the buses (Blaming MTV!)
Edited on Tue Sep-02-08 10:27 PM by rainbow4321
And he went off to another state when?? In 2006??

WASILLA - Four days after teens sabotaged Mat-Su school buses and forced
local schools to close for a day, a Wasilla mother said she is still shocked her son participated in the vandalism.

Coon and three other teens are suspected of disabling nearly half the First Student bus fleet by pulling valve stems from tires on 44 buses, which caused the tires to deflate. They also allegedly unplugged 110 buses from their engine-block heaters so the buses were unable to start in the below-zero weather.

Troopers said Friday that charges have not yet been filed, but on Wednesday they reported that the students - two from Burchell and two from Wasilla High School - were inspired by a popular MTV show, "High School Stories." The program seeks out high school pranks and then re-enacts those pranks for television broadcast

All four students are on interim suspension and face possible expulsion by the school board.


School bus service resumes after vandalism

ANCHORAGE - Regular school bus service for Chugiak and Eagle River students resumed Wednesday after mechanics repaired brake lines on 50 school buses that were vandalized sometime before Monday morning.

The buses belong to First Student, the company that provides the Anchorage School District with about two-thirds of its buses and drivers and exclusively transports Eagle River students.

District officials said Tuesday that the estimated cost of repairs and lost revenue for First Student was $36,000.

The vandalism left about 2,700 students without their normal transportation to school. More than 560 students were absent from Eagle River and Chugiak schools on Monday, which school officials said is more than normal. Bus service resumed Tuesday on some, but not all, routes.

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