CLAYTON, Ind. (AP) -- A central Indiana school district called off classes after the batteries were swiped from several of its school buses.
The Mill Creek Community School Corp. says the thefts from buses parked at its bus barn near Cascade High School were discovered early Monday. Officials of the Hendricks County district about 15 miles west of Indianapolis canceled Monday's classes to allow time for the batteries to be replaced.
Sheriff's Lt. Jim Yetter tells WTHR-TV that 17 batteries were taken from six buses in a theft that likely involved more than one person.
School district Superintendent Jill Jay tells WRTV that the theft left too few buses available to transport students.
Classes in the 1,500-student district are expected to resume Tuesday.