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Late school start thanks to busted buses

Anyone who doesn’t feel like going to school can take a tip form Vail high school seniors.

A number of the students are accused of spraying graffiti on the bus fleet’s windows – writing “Class of ’09″ – and deflated at least two tires on each vehicle.

All 76 buses were damaged, according to a report in the Arizona Daily Star.

The buses will still run, albeit at least an hour later than usual, while they are being fixed up.

Tires need repair or replacement and, of course, the graffiti has to be washed off.

School buses won’t get much respect if they trek around town looking like sheeny wagons.

I have mixed feelings on this one, but, if the kids are caught, they should have some type of punishment. But I have mixed feelings on what it should be.

Perhaps a dose of summer school, or a summer cleaning, painting and revitalizing school grounds before they are handed their diploma.

Too harsh? Laugh it off? Let it go?

What do you think?

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Link to story: www.azstarnet.com/sn/hourlyupdate/293490.php

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