Teacher Arrests Student for Using a Marker

Police then sent him to a juvenile detention center
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Dec 23, 2010 12:11 PM CST
Drop your marker and put your hands up.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – A little over-reaction, maybe? An Oklahoma City teacher put a student under citizen’s arrest last week—for using a permanent marker. A little-known city law, probably aimed at stopping graffiti, bans people from using such markers on private property without the owner’s consent. The teacher told police the 13-year-old was writing on a desk. Cops apparently agreed with the decision and transferred him to a center for arrested juveniles. The school district promises to look into the incident after the holiday break, the Oklahoman reports.

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