A fleet of about two dozen Grain Valley school buses were vandalized overnight.  Click to hear KMZU’s Chelsea Wade talk with Assistant Superintendent Mark Snow:

Mark Snow

According to Snow, bus drivers discovered the damage at about 6:30 a.m. “When they arrived, they found that someone had poured sugar into the gas tanks of about 23 of our 46 buses.  The person who did this cost the district and taxpayers thousands of dollars.  We lost about 2,000 gallons of fuel.”

Snow said he expects to have most of the buses restored by Thursday.  The Independence School District will be lending additional vehicles to help Grain Valley students get to school Thursday morning.

“Our schools are otherwise having a productive first day of school.  We appreciate the community support this morning as everyone pulled together to help the students get their first day of school underway.  We apologize
for any inconvenience,” said the district’s website.