(CLAYTON) - The theft of school bus batteries at the Mill Creek Schools transportation barn has closed school Monday.
Hendricks County authorities said the theft was reported around 1:30 a.m. Monday.
Although classes are canceled Monday, the school said all athletic events will take place as-scheduled.
Hendricks County Sheriff's deputies estimate that the stolen batteries are worth about $3,200.
Mill Creek Schools posted this on their website:
"This morning the Mill Creek Community School Corporation bus barn was struck by vandals. All bus batteries were stolen, leaving us without transportation for students. School today (Monday, September 30) is canceled to allow time to get the bus fleet up and rolling. We will resume a normal school day on Tuesday, October 1st.
All regularly scheduled athletic events will go on as normal; events and practices are NOT canceled. The bus to Area 31, and South Putnam is NOT affected; these students will have class as normal."
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