A Poland couple offered a $1,000 reward Thursday for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of people involved in slashing the tires on more than 20 RSU 16 school buses early Wednesday.

Classes were canceled Wednesday to give crews time to replace the damaged tires. Classes resumed Thursday.

Damage was estimated at more than $12,000.

The Androscoggin County Sheriff’s Office reported that tires had been punctured on 22 buses and a school pickup truck. Surveillance video showed two white males, who used T-shirts to conceal their faces, on school property.

Around the same time, a residence near the school on Rosewood Drive also was vandalized. Authorities were investigating a possible link.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Deputy Jon Guay at 753-2599.

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