School bus stolen, used to vandalize Maplewood High School property

(Photo: WKRN)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Vandals stole a bus from an east Nashville high school early Tuesday morning and crashed it through two fences.

Someone reported seeing the bus going at a high rate of speed near Maplewood High School before it was found abandoned on the football field.

The vandals drove the bus through two chain link fences and over the track before they started doing donuts on the field. According to Metro Schools Spokesman Joe Bass, the damage to the field is minor. He added the field will be ready for both the middle and high school games later this week.

When News 2 crews arrived at the field, a school bus grill was laying just inside the damaged fence.

Football coaches arrived just after 6 a.m. to check the field and sprinkler system for damage.

Bass told News 2 the bus was equipped with a camera and they are reviewing the footage. He said three other buses sustained minor damage after the unidentified suspects also tried to gain access to them.

The incident is not causing any issues with getting students to and from school.