Buses vandalized at Southern Guilford High School

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GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. -- Multiple buses were vandalized at Southern Guilford High School, according to a news release from the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office.

The vandalism was discovered at about 6:30 a.m. Tuesday when bus drivers arrived at the school to begin their morning routes.

Eight buses had windows broken out, according to the sheriff’s office.

Jeff Tew lives across the street from the high school. He believes teenagers hang out in the parking lot at night.

"On occasion we have seen a couple of cars go into the parking lot over there late at night and just do donuts, that kind of stuff,” Tew said. “Probably in the future if we see that happen we will go ahead and call the police.”

This is not the first time the buses have been vandalized. Last February, someone shot at the buses.

"Hopefully they can find out who it is and if it is kids who think they are having fun, impress upon them the fact that what they're doing does cost taxpayers money, people like myself,” Tew said.

As of 2 p.m. Tuesday, there are no suspects and the sheriff’s office does not have any active leads, the release said.

“It is disappointing to find this type of damage to school property, as it costs time and taxpayer money that could be better spent elsewhere to benefit our students,” Guilford County Schools Director of Transportation Jeff Harris said in a statement. “We are repairing the damage and readjusting some routes to get students to and from school on-time."

The school district says it will be days before it knows how much it was cost to fix the damaged buses. Replacing the windshields cost $500 a piece last year.

Anyone with information on this crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (336) 373-1000.