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Thieves Pilfer Bus Batteries

Updated: 1 year ago.
Henry County sheriff's officials say they're searching for two men accused of stealing $5,000 worth of batteries from parked school buses. Authorities said Tuesday that 21 school bus batteries have been stolen from buses parked at several schools in the district beginning Aug. 4 — the day before school began. (Photo Courtesy of Ian Britton via FreeFoto.com.)

Henry County sheriff's officials say they're searching for two men accused of stealing $5,000 worth of batteries from parked school buses.

Authorities said Tuesday that 21 school bus batteries have been stolen from buses parked at several schools in the district beginning Aug. 4 — the day before school began.

Henry County Schools Director of Transportation Cliff Sherhouse says aside from essentially stealing from children who rely on school buses, the thefts cost the district a lot of time and money when the budget is already tight.

Officials say one battery was even stolen from a bus that was parked at its driver's house.

Officials say scrap metal yards should be on the lookout for people trying to exchange batteries for cash.

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