The student allegedly cut padlocks and took contents from several lockers while the students were in physical education class, then left for his home in Redwood City with property with an estimated value of $1,420, Sgt. Sherman Hall of the Atherton Police Department told the Almanac.
Little did the student know that one of the cell phone owners had installed a "find my phone" application which, when queried, led police to the student's home, police said.
The student confessed, police said, adding that a stolen hard disk drive and $20 in cash are still outstanding.
The suspect's name was withheld because he is a minor.