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GISD: Students to blame in September bus arson incident

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Lindsey Wiley
Texas A&M University-Commerce

A Greenville Fire Dept. investigation found that students were the cause of the fire that destroyed a bus on Sept. 18.

  • In Greenville, the Herald Banner reports that a Greenville Independent School District school bus was destroyed in September as a result of arson committed by students. The incident happened during the afternoon of Sunday Sept. 18 at the Greenville ISD bus barn. District officials told the Herald Banner that a Greenville Fire Department investigation indicated students were to blame. Greenville ISD Chief Communications Officer Helen Williams said the students were disciplined, but did not give details.
  • In other Greenville ISD news, the Herald Banner reports district officials remain undecided as to whether to increase the number of teacher in-service days in the 2023-24 school year. The Banner reports that teachers who have left Greenville ISD have cited a lack of planning time as a problem in the district. However, at the most recent meeting of the Greenville ISD board, officials expressed concern about the effects of students not having school on those Fridays that would be indicated as in-service days.
  • A cold front later this week is expected to drop temperatures below freezing on Thursday, with bitterly cold temperatures Thursday night. Current forecasts predict lows in the single digits Thursday night. Friday afternoon highs are expected to reach only into the 20s, with lows in the teens Friday night.