Student Arrested After School Bus Joy Ride

A high school school student is in jail after deputies say he stole a big bright and yellow school bus.

Jacobia Reid III, a student at Hertford County High School, has been charged with larceny of a motor vehicle.

The school system says it happened around 1:30 p.m. when the county's transportation mechanic noticed one of the buses was leaving campus. He followed the bus, and deputies joined in.

Sheriff Juan Vaughan says the bus was stopped on Highway 11 toward Murfreesboro, that's where the 17 year old lives.

The sheriff says Reid is jailed on a $10,000 secured bond.

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  • by Deira Location: winton on Jan 20, 2011 at 09:25 PM
    he should have knew better to take a state vehicle if he was licensed to do so, also when he goes to trail for the case the judge should make him pay for the damage that happen to the bus he stole and wait a long time before he gets his license back what ashame!!! Feel bad his parents also now they got pay.
  • by Who are "them"? on Jan 16, 2011 at 08:15 AM
    Teenagers do stupid things all the time. Bashing him up here and calling him stupid really is "stupid". And for the ones saying we give them free lunch etc.. who exactly is "them"? I love adults who make themselves feel better by bashing others.
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      by jr on Jul 23, 2011 at 10:54 AM in reply to Who are "them"?
      u so rite man
  • by Anonymous on Jan 15, 2011 at 08:57 PM
    He should go to jail, but what about the school system. Since, they have such high tech cameras and security, why wasn't this prevented? In my opinion, I blame the school security, awhat if this was a real criminal taking a school bus with children
  • by none Location: raleigh on Jan 14, 2011 at 12:51 PM
    He should go to jail,this is just stupidity u trying to drive something and don't know how to drive it,he needed to stay in school to get his education cause he's just plain out STUPID for no apparent reason,whether the keys was left in the bus or not he knew he wasn't a driver so it;s no excuse he should be embrassed I have no pity for him.
  • by Maybe Location: ENC on Jan 13, 2011 at 11:37 AM
    The boy must have heard it was snowing in in New York and he thought school was going to get out early. Or maybe he was just early to take the driving test so he could get a job with the school district and thought the DMV tester was already in the back of the bus ??
  • by Hotwire on Jan 13, 2011 at 10:22 AM
    Were the keys left in the bus or did he hotwire it?
  • by ♫ Slowride ♫ on Jan 13, 2011 at 10:16 AM
    Riding with the parking brake on....sounds like a "slowride" to me. I hope he never tries to steal a helicopter or an airplane. lol
  • by Hertford C. Location: H.C on Jan 13, 2011 at 05:36 AM
    Go hertford County !! Youu knoww! Ayeee.,.. :)
  • by nikko Location: hertford county on Jan 13, 2011 at 05:33 AM was funny but stupid....and that funny thing is that we go to school togather
  • by backto basic Location: edenton on Jan 13, 2011 at 03:58 AM
    he knew was wrong he did it dont whine about it shut up and go to Jail
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