"When we were advised that it was the same juvenile driving the bus that had been responsible for the last bus theft from Parker we said 'No way,'" said Sweatt.
And the drive was more of a feat than authorities in Parker and Franklin county may have realized. Lights in Port St. Joe were down preparing for the new Cape San Blas lighthouse and Propst would have driven right through officers who were directing traffic early Wednesday morning.
Police say that a 12-year-old charged in June with stealing a school bus and taking it on a joyride has done it again.
According to the Parker Police Department and Bay District Schools, 12-year-old Michael Propst is charged with taking a bus from a compound at Parker Elementary School and driving it to Franklin County Tuesday evening.
In June, Propst was charged with taking a bus and driving it from the same location to the Wal-Mart on Front Beach Road, a distance of 15 miles.
This time, the youth drove the bus to Franklin County, a distance of more than 55 miles.
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