I placed my ~$600 phone down to go through security, and a school offical picked it up and declared that it would be returned 2 days later. I immediately requested my phone back to no avail.
I did some research and concluded that it is not legally considered stealing because the person intended to return it eventually. However, I do not know what the actual crime is or what legal options I have.
The entire student body entered through the same door but only a bag full (1/5) of phones were stolen. I find it quite irritating because there is a significant amount of personal information on such a device along with the fact that someone boldly walked away with my property.
I got my phone back, but I'm curious about what the technical term for the crime is and any legal options I have.
Thanks in advance