A 14-year-old Tennessee teen stole a college bus, tried to run somebody over, and led officers on a chase alongside the interstate, Nashville police says

  • Nashville Police mentioned a 14-year-old boy stole a college bus and escaped onto the I-40 interstate.
  • Police additionally mentioned that he tried to run somebody over at a service station earlier than hitting the freeway.
  • Officers managed to run as much as the bus, broke the glass door, and tased the boy, the police mentioned.

A 14-year-old boy stole a college bus, hit a automotive, tried to run over somebody, then led officers on a chase on Tennessee’s Interstate 40, in keeping with the Nashville police. 

The teenager stole the varsity bus from the Kipp Faculty Prep college in Nashville’s Antioch neighborhood on Saturday afternoon, per a information launch by the Metro Nashville Police Division seen by the Related Press. 

The discharge said that the unnamed teen took the bus by means of town, hitting a diesel gas pump and making an attempt to run over somebody at a fuel station within the course of, per the AP. 

Quickly after, the teenager drove the varsity bus westward on the I-40 and hit a automotive within the course of, police mentioned.

He then led officers on a car chase on the freeway at speeds of over 65 miles per hour, earlier than the police deployed a spike strip to cease him, per the native WHIO TV information outlet. 

“The teenager evidently noticed the spike strip, slowed the bus, and tried to show round in the midst of the westbound lanes,” the AP reported, citing the police information launch. 

The discharge mentioned that as the teenager tried to show the bus round, officers ran as much as it, broke open its glass doorways, and tased him, per the AP. 

The teenager was arrested and positioned in juvenile detention, per the AP. He now faces a number of expenses — car theft, aggravated assault, evading arrest, reckless driving, driving with out a license, leaving the scene of a crash, and failure to report a collision.

The Metro Nashville Police Division didn’t instantly reply to Insider’s request for remark despatched outdoors common enterprise hours.