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Richardson ISD bus abandoned at a Louisiana poultry farm: Still from kplctv.com video

Harrison County police chased (and gave up on) an out-of-control Richardson ISD school bus before recovering it at a Louisiana poultry farm the next day.

Witnesses Sunday night told 911 operators the Richardson ISD school bus was out of control on 1-20 between Longview and Marshall. The bus reportedly was stolen from the Lake Highlands High School lot over the weekend. Harrison County spokesperson says the police were not sure if the bus was stolen, so they engaged in a slow speed pursuit only to county lines.

A Louisiana news station first reported the story:

Demarquis Black, a spokesman with the Dallas Police Department, confirms around 8:30 a.m. Monday morning, the bus was found and abandoned at the House of Raeford, a poultry farm in Arcadia, Louisiana.

“A supervisor at the poultry farm said the vehicle was found abandoned around 4 a.m., but did not get the call until around 8 a.m.,” Black noted.

RISD communications manager Tim Clark told reporters school personnel noticed the missing bus at about 11 p.m. Sunday and reported it early Monday morning. The bus reportedly was last accounted for at about 8 p.m. Friday night.

No one has been arrested and we do not know of any suspects. But we will keep you posted.

Please contact chughes@advocatemag.com if you have more information.