Pupils crash school bus into teacher’s car

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TWO schoolboys crashed a minibus into a teacher’s car.

The pair climbed into the school bus and let off the handbrake, causing it smash into the Renault Laguna.

The duo were then caught after their exploits were captured on the school’s CCTV.

The pair, who cannot be named for legal reasons, admitted aggravated vehicle taking after appearing at court.

Sunderland Youth Court heard how the 13 and 15-year-old boys were among three youngsters seen getting into the Ford Transit minibus at about 12.30pm on Wednesday, April 18.

They were spotted by a member of staff looking at CCTV cameras in the school’s main office.

Prosecutor Sarah Guest said the CCTV footage showed the bus rolling before eventually hitting the parked car – damaging the car, but not the minibus.

The older boy told police he had got into the minibus through a side window and sat in the driver’s seat, then opened the back door for his friend.

He admitted releasing the handbrake, but did not think he was the last person to do it. The younger teen also admitted letting the bus’s handbrake off.

As both boys were already subject to court orders, magistrates adjourned sentencing until August so reports can be prepared by the Youth Offending team.

Defence solicitors for the pair will speak at the next hearing.

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