HAMBURG, N.Y. (WIVB) - It’s back to school Tuesday for students in the Frontier Central School District. Police say they found the vandal responsible for shutting down the district Monday.
Parents got a robo call around 6:45 a.m. Monday, leaving them wondering why the schools were closed. Police now say an 18-year-old man is facing a long list of charges.
School is back open, which means the explicit spray painted words and bus damage is probably cleaned up. Frontier Schools Interim Superintendent Paul Hashem said, “We expect it to be relatively substantial.”
That’s the damage report, after a teen went on a vandalism spree inside the Frontier School bus yard early Monday morning.
Hashem said, “From what we can determine 70 to 90 percent of our buses have been vandalized.”
School officials say buses were spray painted, fire extinguishers were set off inside the buses and the driver’s route lists to pieces. That’s a problem, because they tell drivers where to go in the morning.
Thanks to school surveillance video, Hamburg Police say they have got their guy. Police posted a picture of 18-year-old Andrew Lathrop on their Facebook page. He is facing charges of burglary, criminal mischief and criminal tampering. The district says school was canceled for safety reasons.
Hashem explained, “We cannot drive the buses without safety equipment it’s not only against the law, its not a good practice.”
News 4 will let you know if anything changes. News 4 will also continue to follow what happens to the teen at the center of the incident.
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