2 Keystone Oak students cited after school bus incident
State Police cited two Keystone Oak School District students Wednesday morning after their bus driver said they were acting unruly and they got off the bus on their own.
The First Student school bus was traveling east on Interstate 376 near Grant Street around 8 a.m. when the driver pulled off into an emergency exit because they said the students were acting unruly.
According to police, a 12-year-old boy had removed a sharpened stick from his backpack and poked holes in the back of several seats.
State Police said he and another passenger, a 14-year-old boy, attempted to exit the bus through the front door, but were unable to do so. They then proceeded to exit out the rear emergency exit and began to walk across the Fort Pitt Bridge.
At that point, a Pennsylvania Department of Transportation employee spotted them and picked them up, according to the State Police report.
The 12-year-old was issued a citation for disorderly conduct and criminal mischief, and the 14-year-old was issued a citation for disorderly conduct. Their names have not been released.
Each was released into the custody of their guardians.