It means they were arrested.
Student or Learner
the two students from South Pasadena High School were taken into custody Monday.
what is 'take into' meaning in this sentence?
Last edited by skylar4174; 19-Aug-2014 at 05:21.
Not a teacher.
take - to seize or capture physically <took them as prisoners>, http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/take, 1a.
into - to the inside of, http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/into
custody - the state of being kept in a prison or jail, http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/custody
It looks to me this wording mostly used in the news reports and formal statements.
Last edited by AlexAD; 19-Aug-2014 at 06:30.
Then, can i use it when i wirte about this kind of topic as well?
What kind of topic?
I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.