School buses vandalized in Edinburg.

POSTED: Monday, January 25, 2010 - 5:01pm

UPDATED: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 11:35am

An academy in Edinburg got an unpleasant surprise this morning, vandals had damaged up to a dozen school buses, Michelle Macias has the details.

The school district had to scramble to get many students to school on time on Monday morning after a dozen buses were vandalized over the weekend. School officials say vandals broke into the parking lot some time Sunday night, got into at least 12 buses, and drove some of the buses into trees, into each other and into a pond. Edinburg police, along with the fire department, surveyed the damage and by the looks of it, Jeff Hembree says it can cost up to $50,000 dollars to repair all the damage. It's unknown at this time just how many individuals were involved in the vandalism, but officials are looking at surveillance video, hoping to catch those responsible. The parking lot was locked and secure, so what made it so easy for these criminals to obtain keys to the buses? The keys are kept in the buses because of having multiple drivers. The district used 8 buses from the reserve line and received assistance from the McAllen and PSJA school districts.

Anyone with information on this crime is urged to call the Edinburg CrimeStoppers at 956.383.8477.

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