Two Keystone Oaks School District students who left a school bus and walked across the Fort Pitt Bridge on Wednesday morning were on their way to a school outside of the district.
According to the report from state police, a First Student bus was traveling eastbound on I-376 near the Grant Street exit around 8:15 a.m. when the driver pulled over because two students were acting unruly.
State police said a 12-year-old student used a sharped stick he had in his backpack to poke holes into the back of several bus seats. He and a 14-year-old student then left the bus through a rear emergency door and walked westbound in the eastbound lanes across the Fort Pitt Bridge.
Both students were being transported from the Keystone Oaks School District to alternative schools outside of the district.
The students were spotted by a PennDOT worker, who picked them up.
Both students were cited for disorderly conduct, and the 12-year-old also was cited for criminal mischief. They were released to the custody of their guardians.
The Keystone Oaks School District did not return a call Wednesday in regard to the incident.
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