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7th Grader Arrested At School For Having a Permanent Marker!
Hey mom and dad, might want to check those kid’s backpacks before sending them back to school after winter break. In Oklahoma City, a 13-year-old 7th grader was arrested in school and accused of violating a little-known city ordinance that prohibits possession of a permanent marker in some circumstances. The teen was caught using a permanent marker at Roosevelt Middle School by a teacher.
Teacher Delynn Woodside noted the marker had bled through a piece of paper onto the desk and reported to a police officer that she also had seen the teen writing on the desk with the marker. So she MADE A CITIZEN’S ARREST and a police officer transferred the student to a Community Intervention Center that houses juveniles who have been arrested. Under City Ordinance 35-202, it is illegal for any person to possess spray paint or a permanent marker on private property without the permission of the property owner. The school says they’ll look into the incident after winter break. (News OK)
Going too far? I think so. You?