UPDATE: Buses will be running for midday, afternoon pickups
School district transportation workers along with help from Les Schwab tires have scrambled this morning to get buses ready for midday and afternoon pickups after discovering this morning that vandals flattened the front tires on every bus in the fleet.
Janet Lyda, administrative office specialist with the school district’s transportation department, said buses will be running routes for pickups beginning at 11 a.m.
Every bus in the Carson City School District’s fleet had the tires flattened sometime over the long holiday weekend, making it impossible for morning bus stop pickups, said Lyda, administrative office specialist with the school district’s transportation department.
The department maintains 44 buses to service the city’s 11 schools from kindergarten through high school.
School District Safety Services Manager Kevin Curnes said that while some of the tires were only flattened, others had either missing or damaged valve cords and valve stems.
There is some concern that this may have been a prank from the senior class.
“Well if they are seniors, they aren’t graduating,” said Curnes.
He said he was grateful for the help from Les Schwab.
“They’re great people. They support us,” he said.