A ninth-grader at Brandon High School was caught Sunday after taking candy from the school’s concession stand and has been sent to the juvenile assessment center, authorities said.
The 15-year-old boy faces charges of burglary of an unoccupied structure, trespassing on school grounds and resisting arrest without violence.
About 10:30 p.m. Sunday, Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office deputy Brian Davis and his canine, Teton, responded to a burglar alarm at the Brandon High sports concession stand, 1101 Victoria St.
Davis found that the building was secure, then noticed a bicycle and backpack underneath a school bus. He then took Teton to the west side of the parking lot and concealed themselves, according to the sheriff’s office.
Soon after, the teen was seen fleeing the scene with a backpack and on the bicycle that was seen under the bus, the sheriff’s office said. Davis told the teen to stop or he would release Teton, and the teen complied.
Deputies found 11 packages of m&m’s in the backpack, and learned the bicycle was stolen, the sheriff’s office said.
The teenager later admitted to breaking into the concession stand and said he hid on an open school bus when he saw Davis, according to the sheriff’s office.
The teen was booked into the Hillsborough County Juvenile Assessment Center.