Thieves steal batteries from buses, leading to delays for 3 Indianapolis schools

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Oct. 1, 2015) -- Three Indianapolis schools are on a two-hour delay Thursday morning after someone stole batteries from school buses.

According to the local manager for A & S Transportation, thieves stole batteries from 30 school buses at the bus barn on South Kitley Avenue. It happened between 12 a.m. and 5 a.m.

The following schools are affected:

  • Emma Donnan Elementary and Middle School
  • Emmerich Manual High School
  • T.C. Howe High School

Employees arrived to find all the battery compartments on the buses were wide open and the gate was also open. Police arrived on the scene around 5:30 a.m. and stayed for about an hour while they talked to employees and gathered evidence.

Officials said each bus was being taken into a garage area so employees could work to get them up and running. An employee said there was another break-in about two weeks ago, although nothing was stolen in that case.