Two teenage boys aged around 13 are suspected of causing hundreds of pounds worth of damage at a Doncaster special school.
They were captured on CCTV entering the grounds of Pennine View School in Old Road, Conisbrough, at 5am on Saturday before they cut the fuel pipes of the school mini-bus and siphoned off the diesel. Deputy head Chris Evans said: “As a result the school was unable to transport pupils to and from school until a replacement bus was acquired.
“In addition to the damage to the mini-bus the perpetrators also stole plants from the school grounds which had recently been planted by the pupils as part of their personal development and eco-schools work.
“All members of the school community are appalled that anyone could cause such disruption to the lives of the pupils at the school.
“It is estimated that the financial cost to the school will be in excess of £800 but this is overshadowed by the loss of education and distress suffered by some of the most vulnerable members of our society.”
Anyone with information about the crimes is asked to call police on 101.