"Officials canceled school in Barrington Area Unit District 220 today after vandals slashed tires on nearly 40 school buses...
Superintendent Tom Leonard said school officials were notified of the issue about 5:45 a.m. this morning.
With fewer buses available, Leonard said if school was in session students would have had a longer wait for the bus.
"We were concerned about the kids waiting outside in the cold, so we decided to close school," Leonard said.
Leonard said about 7,000 of the 9,000 students in the district ride the bus..."