According to police, Alexander Garcia was arrested earlier this month. Investigators said Garcia stole the iPads from Deepwater Junior High, which is a part of Deer Park ISD and located in Pasadena, and began selling them online.
They said several victims who purchased one of the iPads have since contacted authorities.
Police said a message pops up when the iPad is turned on saying it's missing from Deer Park ISD.
"These individuals are working with us to get the devices back so that they are available to the students before school begins in the Fall," read a statement on the Pasadena Police Department Facebook page. "We are asking for your help in locating and returning these devices to the district and ultimately to the children they belong with."
Garcia is currently out on bond and not cooperating with investigators, according to police.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Pasadena PD detectives at 713-475-7885.