In Wise County, Virginia, two teenagers stole a vehicle and went on a joyride. Their automobile of choice? A school bus.
Deputies confirmed to News 5 that the school bus was stolen on Wednesday morning and later crashed into a bank in Bristol, Tennessee. During the collision, the 17-year-old driver of the stolen bus was injured. An 18-year-old passenger, Cullon Henderson, was arrested as an accomplice. Henderson has been charged with theft.
Police believe that the teenagers stole the bus between 3:30 a.m. and 4:00 a.m. from the Wise County Public Schools Transportation Department. Charges have been filed against both individuals, but the juvenile court will ultimately determine if charges will be held against the 17-year-old. It is currently unknown what motivated the teenagers to steal the bus or where they were heading.
For more on the crash, check out the video below.
While a long, yellow bus might not be the fastest getaway car, this is far from the first time a school bus has been stolen from school grounds. In October 2020, an 11-year-old boy made headlines when he stole a school bus and led police on a 13-mile high-speed chase.
See the October 2020 high-speed school bus chase in the following video.