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 15 comments Comments 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.