It happened around 8:15 Friday evening at Bayard Middle School on the 200 block of South DuPont Street
Police were dispatched after the school's alarm system went off.
Arriving officers found the rear door of the building slightly ajar.
Upon searching the school, police found Gregory West in the kitchen.
As the officers attempted to catch him, West fled out another set of doors.
A brief chase ensued and the suspect was apprehended and taken into custody.