11-Year-Old Steals School Bus, Crashes After 13-Mile Police Chase

This boy definitely did not want to go to school.

Baton Rouge, LA officials are trying to figure out how and why an 11-year-old boy stole a school bus, led police on a long and dangerous chase, and ended up crashing into someone’s front yard. At the end of it all, the boy was arrested on four charges. Luckily, no one was hurt during the whole scene.

Due to being a minor, the boy is unidentified. But officials report that the boy somehow got the keys to the bus and decided to take it on a Sunday morning joy ride. Thankfully, the bus was empty and not in service at the time.

Of course, the boy’s erratic driving was the first thing to catch officers’ attention but the boy refusing to stop and pull over was the next sign there was something wrong. Local news channel ABC 11 reports that the boy hit a gas line and tried to ram into another vehicle all while leading police on a wild 13-mile chase. It only ended when he struck a tree. CBS 17 published raw video footage that shows a damaged International 3800 school bus being hauled away.

“Thank goodness he was OK and he was safe, but it was not your typical Sunday afternoon occurrence for sure. So, we’re blessed that it didn’t do any more damage than it did,” said Libby Smith, the owner of the property the bus crashed into.

The boy was handcuffed and charged with theft of a motor vehicle, aggravated flight, three counts of aggravated damage to property, and aggravated assault.

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