Highway 745 near St. Stephen

RCMP responded to a call about an abandoned school bus in a ditch on Highway 745 near St. Stephen on Wednesday night. (Google Maps)

A school bus, stolen from the Saint John area on Wednesday night, has been recovered near St. Stephen, according to the RCMP.

The bus was discovered abandoned in a ditch on Highway 745 at about 11 p.m., Sgt. Bob MacKnight said in a statement.

Police believe it was taken from the Lorneville area some time after 6 p.m., he said.

The police investigation is continuing.