12-year-old arrested in NYC for doodles on desk

Animal New York reports “A 12-year-old girl from Queens was led out of her school in handcuffs after she was caught doodling on her desk with an erasable marker on Monday. Alexa Gonzalez wrote, “I love my friends Abby and Faith,” and even had the gall to add a menacing smiley face.” For a time, she was even suspended from school and sentenced to community service in family court, even though a spokesperson for the city’s school admitted that the situation was handled badly. By Friday, the school had decided to end her suspension which had begun earlier that week. It seems as though she will still have to do her community service though as well as write an essay about what she learned from being arrested. You know what I learned? Her assistant principal isn’t the sharpest crayon in the box.

Via Animal New York and New York Daily News