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Young boy thrown in jail for bringing magic marker to school

By Mason White 11:43 AM April 29, 2015
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By: Chan Yuan
A young boy was arrested on charges of permanent marker possession after being caught at school with a black magic marker, police in Oklahoma said.

Oklahoma City Police said that the 13-year-old boy was arrested on Friday, for using the permanent marker while in class, which is a violation of an ordinance meant to combat graffiti.

According to the police investigation, the child was seen in possession of the permanent marker by Roosevelt Middle School teacher DeLynn Woodside.

The 50-year-old math teacher told police that the student was writing on a piece of paper and the ink was visible on the table. The boy tried to hide the marker when she asked him for it.

Police took the boy to the Community Intervention Center. It is illegal to possess spray paint or a permanent marker on private property without the owner’s permission.