14-year-old arrested after stealing school bus, 'recklessly' driving it on Tennessee interstate

A 14-year-old in Tennessee faces multiple charges after stealing a school bus, "recklessly" driving it around and hitting another car before being tasered by police on Saturday, authorities say.

The teen, who was booked in juvenile court, stole the bus from Kipp College Prep in Antioch, Tennessee, and drove it around Nashville until police captured the teen on Interstate 40 near exit 192, the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department said in a news release. 

Nashville police arrested the teen on charges of vehicle theft, aggravated assault, evading arrest, reckless driving, driving without a license, leaving the scene of a crash and failure to report a crash.

The teen hit a diesel fuel pump and allegedly tried to run a person over at a local market before entering the interstate. The 14-year-old then hit a car and drove at speeds up to 60 to 65 mph on I-40, police said. 

Police deployed a spike strip to attempt to stop the bus, but the teen noticed the spikes, slowed the bus down and tried to turn the bus around. 

This photo provided by Metropolitan Nashville Police shows a school bus on Interstate 40 in Nashville, Saturday, May 6, 2023. A 14-year-old stole the school bus and drove it around Nashville before police were able to capture the teen as he tried to turn it around in the middle of Interstate 40, according to police.

“Officers at that point ran up to the bus, broke out the door glass, and used a taser as the teen was attempting to continue operating the bus,” Nashville police said.  

Police took the teen into custody and placed them in juvenile detention.

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1 comment:

  1. It must have been a black 14 year old that stole the bus because their was no mention of race.


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