A 14-year-old Boys Republic student was jailed Sunday afternoon on suspicion of armed robbery and lunging at an adult with a pair of scissors on the Boys Republic campus in Chino Hills.
The identity of the teen was not provided because of his age.
Chino Hills Police said the teen was booked without bail into San Bernardino Juvenile Hall on charges of armed robbery, assault with a deadly weapon, making criminal threats and a probation violation.
Deputies were called at 3 p.m. to the Boys Republic campus at 1900 Boys Republic Drive, located southeast of The Shoppes at Chino Hills, on a report a student was armed with scissors, kicked open two doors and stole property, said Deputy D. Renear.
“When confronted by the adult victims, he lunged at one of the victims and threatened to stab him,” Deputy Renear said. “Both victims left the location for their safety.”
Neither victim was injured, the deputy added.
The teen fled with the stolen property, but returned at 7 p.m.
He was then arrested without incident, Deputy Renear said.
“He was found to be on probation from another county,” the deputy said.
Anyone with information can call Chino Hills Police at 364-2000 or the WeTip Hotline at (800) 782-7463 or wetip.com.