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Two Webster County teenagers accused of stealing school bus

Theft was caught on surveillance video

WEBSTER COUNTY (WEHT) - Two 15-year-olds have been charged with stealing a Webster County school bus from Providence over the weekend.

A bus driver parked the bus in a designated spot on Friday afternoon. When the driver came back Monday morning, they noticed a window was open, the key was in the ignition and the battery was dead.

Webster County school officials reviewed the bus surveillance video and found that a 15-year-old boy drove the bus with a 15-year-old girl passenger.

They took off around 1am on Sunday and drove it 15 miles from Providence to Hopkins County. 

They drove it back and parked it where they found it. There was no damage to the bus. 

The 15-year-old boy was charged with two counts of auto theft and one count of driving without a license. 

The 15-year-old girl was charged with complicity to auto theft. 

Both teens were released to their parents after they were charged. 

Deputies said the boy admitted to stealing a grain truck in September. 

He allegedly drove it from Dixon to Sebree and ran out of gas.

The truck was later recovered and returned to the owner.

The truck reportedly had engine damage. This is why the boy faced 2 counts of auto theft.  

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(This story was originally published on Oct. 25, 2017)

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