16 School Buses Vandalized

Joco LogoSixteen Johnston County School buses will have to be repaired after someone broke into the buses and vandalized them.

The buses were parked for the summer in a field next to West Smithfield Elementary School on Galilee Road at Highway 210.  Between Thursday afternoon and Monday morning someone broke into the 16 buses and caused an estimated $6,300 in damages. One bus sustained about $2,000 in damages.

The Johnston County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene on Monday and is now investigating the bus break-ins. Anyone with information about the incident, including anyone who saw suspicious activity around the school between June 16 and June 20 is asked to contact the detectives at 919-989-5000.