3 Stories

Teacher Arrests Student for Using a Marker

Police then sent him to a juvenile detention center

(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... More »

Heart Risk Linked to Obesity—in Preschoolers

Definitive connection can't be made due to lack of relevant study

(Newser) - Levels of a marker tied to adult heart disease were twice as high in the blood of obese children as in the blood of average-weight kids in a recent study. The twist is that the research subjects were 3 to 5 years old, sparking concerns about the cumulative health effects... More »

Schoolgirl Handcuffed, Suspended for Doodling

NYC 12-year-old arrested over '2 little doodles' in erasable marker

(Newser) - A 12-year-old New York City girl was arrested this week for doodling on her school desk in erasable marker and has been suspended. Alexa Gonzalez, who wrote “I love my friends” and “Lex was here,” says she "started crying, like, a lot" after being handcuffed. "... More »

3 Stories