14-Year-Old Steals Van, Drives to... School. Wouldn't have guessed that, would ya? By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff Posted Mar 13, 2011 3:00 PM CDT 7 comments Comments A van, but not the one the 14-year-old stole. (©didbygraham) (Newser) – A 14-year-old Indiana boy was tired of walking the few blocks to his school—so he stole a church van and drove himself there, police say. An officer was actually behind the boy as he pulled into the school, and says, “He was doing just fine. I was behind him but didn't think anything of it. I just thought someone short was driving the van.” However, a school employee pointed the student out, and he was arrested Friday, the NWI Times reports. His mother thinks he must have nabbed the keys to the van while at choir practice earlier in the week.