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Old 05-02-2013, 09:00 PM
 
Location: California
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Rules are Rules jack.........
Stupid is as stupid does.
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Old 05-02-2013, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Los Awesome, CA
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A senior at Princeton High School near Raleigh, NC has been permanently expelled from school.

His crime: He went skeet shooting the day before with some friends, safely unloaded and locked up his shotgun in his truck afterward, and then forgot it was there the next day when he drove to school.

Then he made his BIG mistake. Upon remembering the gun was in his (locked) truck, he knew he couldn't legally leave the school to drive it home and come back. So he quietly called his mother and asked her to come and pick it up.

The mistake? His call was overheard by some zero-tolerance fanatic at the school.

Question: Who did the wrong thing? And who broke the law?

BTW, as a result of this incident, this Eagle Scout has also been charged with a felony.

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Honors Student & Eagle Scout Charged with Felony and Expelled After Accidentally Leaving Shotgun in Truck

Honors Student & Eagle Scout Charged with Felony and Expelled After Accidentally Leaving Shotgun in Truck

May 1 2013

According to Todd Starnes of Fox News, Cole Withrow, an Eagle Scout, honors student, and active church member has had his life turned upside down.

The trouble began when Withrow discovered he had accidentally left his shotgun in his truck once he arrived at school. He had been skeet shooting with some friends the day before.

Withrow tried to immediately call his mother to come and pick up the firearm, but he was overheard by a school official.

Withrow told officials the truth about what happened. Then he was arrested and immediately and permanently expelled from school.

According to Fox News,
He didnt know what to do, Boykin, whose son is friends with Withrow, told Fox News. If you jump in the truck and leave, then they get you for skipping school. Once you are there you have to say.

I think its an injustice for this young man, she added. Hes a good guy. Hes loved by his classmates and his teachers. You dont become an Eagle Scout by being a bad seed.


Link to full article on Fox News: Eagle Scout Facing Expulsion over Gun Charge | FOX News & Commentary: Todd Starnes
The US is a nation of laws...
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Old 05-02-2013, 09:16 PM
 
Location: SGV
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To me the story is not that he had a gun in his car as much as he was so stupid as to get caught the way he did....Its like a thief pulling a fire alarm as he enters the bank.
It was an extremely poor decision on his part...something you'd expect from a kid his age.

He realized the gun was in the vehicle while in/at his vehicle in the parking lot. Instead of simply driving home he went inside and used the office phone.

Interestingly enough, two school officials brought firearms onto campuses in the district in recent years but never faced felony charges.

'Free Cole' controversy takes over Johnston County town | abc11.com
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Old 05-02-2013, 09:19 PM
 
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Given the circumstances and all, the school was wrong to go as far as they did. A short suspension should have settled it.

Hats off to Liberty University offering to help him out finishing school and also helping him towards a future college education
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Old 05-02-2013, 09:34 PM
 
Location: Soldotna
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The US is a nation of laws...
The US is a nation of justice. Laws are not set in stone. Prosecutors have a lot of latitude when it comes to prosecuting crimes.
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Old 05-02-2013, 09:46 PM
 
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Yep, no doubt.

But my questions remain unanswered: Who did the wrong thing? And who broke the law?
He did and he did.

On top of everything else, I absolutely love the idea that the board Mensa members automatically accept the claim that he "forgot" the gun was in there. Now, I know your teenagers never lie, but I must inform you that with everyone else's kids, teenagers are lying roughly every time their lips move.
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Old 05-02-2013, 09:47 PM
 
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Given the circumstances and all, the school was wrong to go as far as they did. A short suspension should have settled it.

Hats off to Liberty University offering to help him out finishing school and also helping him towards a future college education
Where will he go to get a college education after Liberty?
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Old 05-02-2013, 09:55 PM
 
Location: Maryland about 20 miles NW of DC
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The US is a nation of laws...

So was Nazi Germany or the USSR which had a much more detailed Constitution with more things written in explicitly. The Islamic Republic of Iran is also a nation of laws "God's Laws" which go back to Moses because the Sharia has as its foundation the 10 Commandments given by the One God to the Prophet Moses. A nation can be a nation of laws but it really does depend on the "laws" doesn't it now.
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Old 05-02-2013, 10:28 PM
 
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He did and he did.

On top of everything else, I absolutely love the idea that the board Mensa members automatically accept the claim that he "forgot" the gun was in there. Now, I know your teenagers never lie, but I must inform you that with everyone else's kids, teenagers are lying roughly every time their lips move.

Think they'll be able to prove intent?
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Old 05-02-2013, 10:38 PM
 
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Think they'll be able to prove intent?
Probably not, but I'm not seeking indictment against him, but rather many of you.
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