A rebelling Nashville-area teenager, (name withheld) stole a school bus and tried to run over a person at a service station moments before police say they could break into the bus and tase him.
The unidentified 14-year-old took the bus from Kipp College Prep in an Antioch neighbourhood and went on a joy ride in West Nashville on Saturday around 4 pm.
He made his way to a gas station where he collided with a diesel fuel pump and attempted to run over a pedestrian, according to Metro Nashville Police Department.
It’s unclear when police started chasing the teenager but he then went on to strike another car while on the I-40 west.
Eventually, officers were able to slow down the bus, break the windows and use a taser on the teenager. It’s clear how the teenager got the keys to the bus.
He was booked in juvenile detention.
Officers were travelling at a speed up to 65mph to stop the bus and used a spike strip to slow the bus down near Exit 192.
‘The teen evidently saw the spike strip, slowed the bus, and attempted to turn around in the middle of the westbound lanes,’ police said.
But, the teen’s getaway attempt was too slow and gave officers the opportunity to break into bus and capture him.
He was taken into custody and charged with evading arrest, vehicle theft, reckless driving, aggravated assault, leaving the scene of a crash, driving without a license and failure to report a crash.
The name of the teen has not been released.
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