Halifax County Sheriff’s Office Detective B.C. Griffin declined comment on why Montrell Jones, 19, chose a teddy bear to steal from Hollister Elementary School.
He said Jones broke into the school through a window.
Deputy R.L. Chin responded to an alarm call at the school shortly before midnight.
Chin began searching the exterior of the school and located a man later identified as Jones hiding behind a bus.
Chin arrested and charged Jones with felony breaking and entering, felony larceny after breaking and entering, felony possession of stolen goods and misdemeanor injury to real property.
He received a May 17 court date and $12,000 secure bond.