Whitehall students did not have school on Thursday because vandals deflated the tires on the districtís buses. Police say they saw two suspects on a video taken from the the scene.
Whitehall Police and Whitehall District School are investigating the vandalism of the districtís bus fleet which resulted in school being closed on Thursday.
Whitehall Police Chief Roger Squires reported the police are reviewing video from cameras installed in the bus parking area next to the bus garage at the corner of Livingston and Sophia streets, next to Ealy Elementary School.
Squires reported the video shows two suspects letting air out of the bus tires.
The subjects let the air out of multiple tires on all 19 of the districtís school buses sometime early Thursday morning before the drivers were to be transporting as many as 1,500 of the districtís over 2,100 students, according to School Superintendent Jerry McDowell.
The buses are parked in rows outside the garage in an unfenced area.
McDowell said the vandalism occurred sometime after midnight and 5:45 a.m. when Transportation Supervisor Kip Medendorp discovered the flat tires. He said the first high school buses were scheduled to leave on their routes at 6 a.m., 6:20 a.m. and 6:30 a.m.
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