Vandals riding ATVs do $10,000+ in damage to school, school buses

Vandals riding ATVs do $10,000+ in damage to school, school buses

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Vandals trashed a Marshall County school while riding ATVs, causing thousands of dollars worth of damage.

Security cameras captured the thieves breaking cameras, windshields, even trying to move a school bus while riding ATVs around H.W. Byers Attendance Center in Slayden, MS.

"We call this home and this is a very close community and to have something happen like this is very devastating," said Fournice Henderson, who is a teacher.

The two people in the video tried breaking the school bus windshield with a metal pipe.

In addition to the school bus windows, the vandals did about $10,000 to $12,000 worth of damage to the school and campus.

"They, you know, could be buying software, books, you know, there is so much that we could be doing with this to help our children," said teacher Patricia Everett.

Thick mud almost foiled the vandals' getaway on their ATVs, briefly stopping them in their tracks at the crime scene.

Investigators did catch the two teens they believe are responsible. Their identities are being withheld because they are younger than 18 years old. Educators hope the teens being caught teaches a lesson to other students.

"Got to try to help our young people, because you know, this is really sad," Everett added.

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