The Northern Westchester Examiner

Bus Vandalism Causes Closing of Somers Schools

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Somers schools were forced to close Monday after about 20 buses were found vandalized in the district’s bus garage.

State Police in Somers were dispatched to Somers High School on Primrose Street at about 6 a.m. on a reported criminal mischief complaint after school bus employees arrived for work and observed numerous buses had slashed tires and broken windows. Some fire extinguishers inside the buses were also set off.

School officials estimated 40 to 50% of the district’s bus fleet was left inoperable by the vandalism. Surveillance cameras at the garage are being reviewed by police and school personnel, but there are currently no leads into who was responsible for the damage.

The incident remains under investigation and anyone with information is asked to contact State Police at (914) 769-2600.

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