Vandals trash bus fleet


AN AGNES Water school bus and charter operator was devastated after the majority of his fleet was vandalised at the weekend, causing an estimated $300k damage.

Students have been left stranded after juveniles vandalised a company’s fleet of buses.

AN AGNES Water school bus and charter operator was devastated after the majority of his fleet was vandalised at the weekend, causing an estimated $300,000 damage and serious disruptions to services.

Agnes Water Buses owner Russell Scifleet said six out of his seven buses were “destroyed” on Saturday as the vandals systematically smashed their way through almost every window in every vehicle.

“Someone has gained access to the buses by smashing the windows. Once inside they destroyed the interior,” he said.

“The dashboard, the security systems, TVs and the air-conditioner units were destroyed.”

Agnes Water police officer in charge Sergeant John Edwards said police responded to reports of vandalism at 7pm on Saturday and yesterday interviewed two youths.

“They will be dealt with under the Juvenile Justice Act,” he said.

“All investigations have now been completed.”

Mr Scifleet said about 340 students at Agnes Water and Rosedale state schools, and private Bundaberg high schools, relied on the bus service.

“It meant school buses didn’t run for Agnes Water,” he said.
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