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VIDE Conducts Investigation of Vandalism of School Bus Resulting in Suspension of Service

The investigation of vandalism of school bus is underway. (Submitted photo)

The Virgin Islands Department of Education (VIDE), Office of the Insular Superintendent, St. Croix district, is actively reaching out to parents, guardians and students for assistance to a recent act of vandalism on a school bus that occurred on Monday, Jan. 22. Bus No. 17, which was transporting students from the Educational Complex High School to the Paradise/Williams Delight area, suffered significant damage. The incident was promptly reported to the school’s administrative team by the bus manager and is currently under investigation by VIDE officials.

Due to the substantial damage resulting from this regrettable incident, Bus No. 17 and the services along its route will be temporarily suspended until further notice. Letters have been issued to notify parents and guardians of the service suspension.

It is crucial to emphasize that the safety and security of students remain the top priority for the department and all its affiliates.

The investigation of vandalism of school bus is underway. (Submitted photo)

Such behavior is deemed unacceptable because it reflects a disregard for the resources, equipment and services provided for students.

The school’s administration seeks the cooperation of students who ride Bus No. 17 as they work to efficiently address and resolve this situation. Parents and guardians will be notified once the investigation is concluded and bus services are set to resume for the Paradise/Williams Delight area. The department seeks the collaboration of all stakeholders involved in this matter.

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