This kid is restricted to his room and just yelled down the hall to me, “I made a shank!”
“Oh yeah? Out of what?”
“A pen, and some other stuff. Wanna see?”

So he brings it up to show me. Nevermind that I’m the staff here and obviously would be taking it from him if it were dangerous. It was a chewed up pen leaking ink out of the back, wrapped in cellophane. I touch the pointy end, and it’s flexible, like a paint brush, because all it is… is plastic wrap twisted into a point. I gave it back and told him to go back to his room.

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