Teen Arrested For Having Permanent Marker at School

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Oklahoma City students, keep your permanent markers at home. Last Friday, a 13-year-old's teacher made a citizen's arrest against the student...all because of the marker.

According to a crime report, the teen used the marker to write on a piece of paper and the ink bled onto the desk. Delynn Woodside, a seventh-grade math teacher at Roosevelt Middle School, said she also saw the student writing on the desk with the marker.
The teacher then made a citizen's arrest and the teen was transferred by police to an intervention center for minors who have been arrested. How could that happen? Because there's a city ordinance in Oklahoma City against possession of a permanent marker.

The law states, "No person may possess an aerosol spray paint container or broad-tipped indelible marker on any private property unless the owner, agent, manager, or other person having control of the property consented to the presence of the aerosol spray paint container or broad-tipped indelible marker."

We get it -- it's intended to prevent graffiti, but a citizen's arrest on a student? That's taking the ordinance too far. Do you agree?

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