Skip to comments.Teen self-defense expert expelled, jailed,all because of a pocketknife
Posted on 03/11/2014 6:56:30 AM PDT by Rusty0604
An Ohio high school student training to be an EMT was charged with a felony and sent to jail for 13 days because police found a pocketknife during an unauthorized search of his car.
I didnt think anything of the Airsoft guns, said Wiser in a statement. Our school is a technical school, and I was planning on meeting with my Airsoft team after school. My stun gun was locked in the glove box, and the knife was in my EMT medical vest. I bought it at K-Mart and have it as part of my first responder kit for cutting seatbelts.
The pocketknife violates the school districts zero tolerance policy against bringing weapons onto school property a class 5 felony.
He is worried that a conviction will destroy his chance at a career in public service. Indeed, he has already been expelled from high school and technical school, and had his participation in the U.S. Armys Future Soldiers program terminated.
As a condition of his release from jail, he was given an ankle monitor and ordered to remove all weapons from his house. Most curiously of all, he was told to have no further contact with his grandfather, who is dying of cancer.
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I would ignore said judge. And they could have my guns if they could find them.
I suppose the kitchen staff will have to be charged as well.
Zero common sense strikes again to destroy another life over a trivial matter.
He’s 18. This is a “school district rule” violation, not a general law. How can the judges be so insane? If he wasn’t in school, all of this would have been perfectly legal.
Ridiculous as it is, why isn’t it a school discipline problem and not a state court/felony matter?
more information needed.
A felony permanently prohibits him from owning firearms for life.
Furthermore, while it is easy enough to criticize the school or the judge for the policy of the conviction, note that the Army has also terminated his program, meaning that the Army itself is taking this criminal charge at face value.
He just hit the jackpot.
“zero tolerance policy against bringing weapons onto school property a class 5 felony.”
Is ANY knife a felony? I don’t see that the article listed the size of the knife. I assume if he bought it at K-Mart, it was a fairly basic pocket knife...?
My kid brought a knife to school a few years ago, and showed it off to some friends. The school was reasonable about it. No arrest, ankle bracelets, felony records, etc. Its still a crazy world where they can’t even have a knife (this was a leatherman/swiss army kind of contraption), but at least they didn’t go bonkers over it.
crazed with power
I've carried a pocket knife since I was a little kid, through grade school, jr and senior high. Most kids did.
Fast forward to 2014, I use my Spyderco EDC at least once a day, usually for opening something in plastic or as a letter opener, nothing as noble as an EMT does cutting seat belts, but I use it every day.
Do you think that we want those laws to be observed? We want them broken.
Theres no way to rule innocent men. The only power the government has is the power to crack down on criminals.
Well, when there arent enough criminals one makes them.
One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.
Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged, 1957
I shoulda been tossed on that basis alone. But notice how big a car is, how much kinetic energy it can deliver onto a target, that it carries a flammable substance called gasoline. It is a far, far deadlier weapon than that knife. Why don't the schools have a zero tolerance policy against such deadly things on campus? Because the administrators themselves need to use them, so they're "Reasonable" about it.
Maybe it will eventually be tossed on those grounds, if he has the funds for an appeal. But the cost of that alone is arbitrary tyrannical punishment.
Jordan Wiser, an 18-year-old student at Ashtabula County Technical and Career Campus in Jefferson, Ohio, is an EMT trainee with a passion for self-defense and public service.
...Ashtabula County assistant prosecutor Harold Specht...
The school can be contacted here. One contact number is given as 440-576-6015. Still searching for further contact information, and the names of these unnamed "administrators."
Bingo! A piece of pipe is a piece of pipe until it’s used as a weapon. I can kill someone with my car key, a rock, a piece of wood, a piece of glass.... Or my hands and feet. None are weapons until they are used as a weapon. Government is making men into puss*es... Meanwhile a family is forced to huddle behind their bedroom door, because of their cat.. Mission accomplished.