Disabled Students Miss School After Batteries Stolen From Buses

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Several students with disabilities were forced to miss school today because someone broke into a school bus lot over the holiday weekend and stole batteries from more than 30 buses. Most of the buses were specially equipped to handle wheelchairs and transport disabled students to school.

More than 100 batteries were stolen from the lot on South Fourth Street and 70th Avenue in West Miami-Dade, according to WSVN. Each bus uses three batteries, so about 32 buses were out of commission this morning.

"We specialize in handicapped kids," bus driver Ricardo Valdez told the news station. "They couldn't go to school because most of the parents don't have a vehicle to transport wheelchairs. That's why we give them transportation."

Anyone with information about the theft is asked to contact Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.

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Bruce Edmund Carroll
Bruce Edmund Carroll

i hope the battery theives get fried or paralyzed from the neck down, because one, a disabled child shouldn't have to miss school because people with nothing to do and nothing to lose would steal education from the disabled (via the theft of bus batteries, 32 buses out of commission) and two, the children shouldn't be the ones to lose their mobility, its the theives who should lose their mobility and I mean permanent loss of mobility. I am disabled myself, been that way since birth (hearing, vision, balance, ADHD, OCD) and I know whats its like not being able to do the things that I would normally do.

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I would like to say that I am sorry to hear about your condition. I think that it is very sad that this happened especially to these busses that help disabled people. However it is quite a step to want these people killed or paralyzed. I agree that it is deplorable to take away any childs access to an education but these people only stole batteries. They do no deserve to die or be paralyzed. I don't agree with what they did but come on thats a little drastic. no?

Bruce Edmund Carroll
Bruce Edmund Carroll

do you not realize that it takes 3 batteries to power up the school bus? normal vehicles use only one, tractor trailers, buses, and some other vehicles use more than one, which is very expensive to replace 32 buses out of commission, that means a shitload of batteries were stolen from the very people that needs the school buses to get from home to school and from school to home. so by the theives being paralyzed from the neck down, it will make them realize that if they cannot get access to places in public because thier only method of transportation from home or bus stop is out of commission, they have to stay home, and it will send a clear message to those who are thinking of stealing from the disabled, that it will not be tolarated

Bruce Edmund Carroll
Bruce Edmund Carroll

they still stole from the disabled because the disabled needed those buses so that they can get to school, and when you steal batteries from the school buses that are used to transport disabled school kids, you are basically stealing their valuable educational learning and transportation time, and their socializing time as well.

Elialia
Elialia

They stole the chance for a bit of education from the disabled till the bus company can replace the batteries. 

Keith
Keith

They didn't steal from the disabled, they stole from the buses.  Get over yourself, half the conditions you listed are horseshit anyway.

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