The assistant principal of a Northeast Baltimore high school was arrested Tuesday and charged with stealing eight Apple iPads that the school was going to use in its graduation ceremony, according to court records.

Leonard Sheppard Hart, 38, was arrested at the Antioch Diploma Plus High School on Harford Road and released from central booking on his own recognizance, facing one count of theft under $10,000. A school system spokeswoman said he was placed on administrative leave.

Charging documents filed by city school police Sgt. Akil L. Hamm allege that Hart stole the devices and chargers, with a total value of $3,992, from the school's main office on June. 3. The court records say employees noticed the boxes missing and saw Hart carrying them to an elevator. Police said in the court documents they observed Hart with the boxes on surveillance video.

Hart did not return phone calls to his home in Mount Hope, Pa.