The New York authorities have finally caught up to Alexa Gonzalez, who saw her open life of crime end with an arrest in her junior high school in Queens. Gonzalez was caught doodling on her desk with erasable marker and promptly cuffed and taken downtown.
The 12-year-old was waiting for her Spanish teacher to pass out homework when she turned felon. She wrote “I love my friends Abby and Faith” and “Lex was here. 2/1/10.” As if to highlight her criminal lifestyle, she add a smiley face. To make matters worst, it was written in erasable Iime-green marker. Most of us who grew up in the 70s came to despise lime-green as a color that should have been legislatively banned after it appeared on appliances across the country.
Yet, the marker lobby is flexing its muscle and protecting its own. City Education Department spokesman David Cantor issued a statement that “We’re looking at the facts. Based on what we’ve seen so far, this shouldn’t have happened.”
While authorities are expressing regret, there is no mention of who called police and whether the principal supported such a call.
There is also no mention of Abbey and Faith and whether they are truly as lovable as Alexa says.
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