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GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. (AP) — Half of the Grain Valley School District’s bus fleet is out of commission after someone poured sugar into the gas tanks the night before the first day of the new school year.

The Kansas City Star reports that even though 23 buses were vandalized, classes resumed as scheduled Wednesday. The sugar problem was discovered when drivers couldn’t start their buses Wednesday morning.

School district officials say it will take two or three days to repair the damage. Only special education students rode buses Wednesday, while the rest were asked to find their own way to school.

The district is borrowing buses from the Independence School District on Thursday so all routes can be run. There are about 1,900 Grain Valley students who ride a bus to school.


Copyright 2011 The Associated Press

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