A 14-year-old boy is facing misdemeanor charges filed against him by Jim Thorpe police for having stolen a cell phone belonging to another student at the Jim Thorpe Area High School.

Police said a petition has been filed in the Carbon County Juvenile Probation office against the boy, charging him with theft by unlawful taking or disposition and receiving stolen property.

Police said the incident happened on Jan. 31. The boy was interviewed in the presence of his father and admitted to stealing the cell phone from another student while in gym class.