Contraband: Mini bow-and-arrow from pen

Corrections staff who have family that listen to them are very fortunate.  Not only is this a release from the pressures of the job, the empathy is refreshing.  I have family members who not only listen to me about contraband control; they take it a step farther.  Sometimes they make weapons out of common items for my assessment. 

In fact, the following is based on my wife saying, “Look what I made! I saw it on Pinterest.” The post was a tribute to school days and funny things that students make.  She saw that this was more than a student’s diversion.  This could be a threat in a corrections setting.

She showed me a mini bow and arrow made of an altered standard pen and a rubber band.  The ink insert served as the arrow. 

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