News 92 FM talked with a spokesperson from Crosby ISD Monday afternoon and learned that the regular busing schedule was in operation after several tire valves on school buses had been cut. The district noticed the sliced tire valves Monday morning, before busing was to begin.
On the school district’s Facebook page, a statement was also made in reference to regular busing operations resuming Monday afternoon: “We will be running buses this afternoon. Your child will be able to ride his or her bus home. We will also be transporting morning Pre-K students home by bus and picking up afternoon Pre-K by bus at the regular time.”
According to the Crosby ISD spokesperson, the school district has 70 buses total. Out of that 70, 58 buses had tire valves cut. Students who relied on bus transportation to school were forced to find another way to get to school Monday morning. A phone message from the district was sent out Monday morning informing an estimated 2,500 parents of the valve-cutting on the school bus tires. Maintenance crews worked to repair the buses Monday morning and early afternoon to ensure that the regular bus schedule would be in full operation after classes dismissed Monday afternoon.
Authorities reviewed surveillance video of the scene in hopes of identifying whomever is responsible for cutting the tire valves of the school buses.