Former Canby High Student Arrested for Riding School Bus Without Permission

An 18-year-old former Canby High School student was arrested this morning after boarding a bus bound for CHS and Baker Prairie with his siblings.

Students on the bus notified police, which met the bus at Canby High School and arrested the individual without incident. The bus continued to Baker Prairie and safely delivered all students to school.

The former student, who dropped out of Canby High earlier this year, was arrested on charge of theft of services for riding the bus without permission, according to a spokesman for the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office.

“Basically, he got in an argument with his mom and wanted to leave, so he got on the bus when he had no right or reason to ride that bus,” said CCSO Criminalist and acting PIO Bryon O’Neil.

The former student was not supposed to be on the bus and was arrested on charges related to that, Canby School District spokeswoman Autumn Foster confirmed in an email. No students were in danger.

Foster commended the students who contacted a parent to report the former student being on the bus. The parent then contacted police.

“We’d like to thank the quick action of the Canby Police Department in responding to the incident,” Foster said.

According to online jail records, the former student was released on his own recognizance earlier today. Bail is set at $1,500.

The investigation is continuing.

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