Skip to comments.Montana honor student faces expulsion over gun in trunk
Posted on 12/09/2010 3:31:03 PM PST by Fiji Hill
COLUMBIA FALLS, MT - Demarie DeReu, a 16-year-old honor student at Columbia Falls High School, is facing expulsion after leaving her hunting rifle in her vehicle on school grounds.
DeReu, who is also a member of the Student Council and a varsity cheerleader, told Montana's News Station that she had no intention of breaking any rules or laws, or harming anyone.
She went hunting over the Thanksgiving holiday with her family and forgot to unpack the rifle; it remained unloaded in a case in the trunk of her car.
Upon hearing that a "contraband dog" was to be working the school parking lot, DeRue remembered her unloaded hunting rifle in the trunk of her car and promptly informed school officials.
A meeting is now set for Monday, December 13, at 6 p.m. where DeRue will face an expulsion hearing before the local school board.
The district has a "zero tolerance" policy about guns in schools.
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Why is there such a lack of common sense among those who run our schools?
I suggest everyone in Montana, get out as fast as possible.
she should let the idiots kick her out....the school loses a great student.....hopefully there is a private HS she can finish up in or start college early....
Public government schools are for losers.
Lack of common sense is the only subject taught in government schools.
This young woman has learned the only lesson that public school can teach her, that she should have been home-schooled or privately schooled.
One would expect such an outrage in Berkeley, West Hollywood, or Greenwich Village, not Montana. However, such incidents are occurring in urban as well as rural schools, and in "red" as well as "blue" states.
COLUMBIA FALLS, MT ....
Size 912.4 acres.
And they have a gun problem?
>>DeRue remembered her unloaded hunting rifle in the trunk of her car and promptly informed school officials. <<
There is the problem. She trusted them. They keep proving to be the enemy. It is amazing how people just don’t get it. You NEVER cooperate with the cops beyond what you are required.
If they come to your door, even if you KNOW you are innocent of anything, and politely ask to look around, ALWAYS require a search warrant. Politely, of course.
People do not grasp that the job of the cops is LITERALLY to gain any evidence against you, whoever you are. Their job is to root out and prosecute crime. If this girl had not said anything and the dog found the gun, her position would be no worse than it is now, and she fell for the ol’ “just cooperate and everything will be ok here. Shucks, we’re all just regular folks here” line the police give.
The police are not bad people. They are just the front line to a bad system. It is not personal to them, no matter how they make it sound that way. Don’t let it be personal to you. They mean business. That is why they wear guns.
>>Public government schools are for losers.<<
Yeah, I read this and said to myself, Et tu, Montana?
Back when dinosaurs were roaming the earth, I taught high school in a small Wyoming town. Well over half of the student’s vehicles (always Ford pick ups) had gun racks mounted to the rear window with rifles in them. Way of life in the West........sadly, it’s passing.
And we had a gun club at my high school in Southern California.
She then files sexual assault charges against anyone who played hands in the pants. That's a felony and they have to register as sex offenders. She bags about a dozen during any school year. She charges at least 50. The wealthier families pay their way out, some as much as $30,000 in attorney fees.
Government school is institutionalized child abuse. Her parents should homeschool her. She wouldn’t be a “cheerleader”, but she would get a much better education.
>>Back when dinosaurs were roaming the earth, I taught high school in a small Wyoming town. Well over half of the students vehicles (always Ford pick ups) had gun racks mounted to the rear window with rifles in them. Way of life in the West........sadly, its passing.<<
I firmly believe it is coming back, with a vengeance, very soon. No, I’m not joking.
As more and more of this gets exposed for the lunacy it is, people start acting out. Look at all the open carry stuff going on around the country. I am a bit concerned that this country is in a cultural war that has ramped up to the point that it may get hot. And if it does, we all know which side will “win”. I use quotes, because in reality, nobody will win.
Nobody has burned her house down or her car out? What a bunch of sheep. If someone came after my son as you just described, it would be, literally, me against them, badge or no badge. It is pure self defense.
Montana has been overrun with pussies and idiots. Where did these fools migrate from originally? Surely these decisions are not from the stock that settled the cattle areas of Montana?
It has happened. It has not worked out very well for the parents.
Well, the idea is to not get caught, but be willing to take the consequences if you are. And the goal is to make sure they lose all power, whether you get caught or not.
Zero Tolerance is just code for Gun Control Nazis.
>>Zero Tolerance is just code for Gun Control Nazis.<<
That is pretty much how I see it as well. I do see the modern US public school as poison to children and families. Little good comes of them.
Another one they do, is to arrest you while at home, on the couch watching TV for drunk driving because two hours ago someone at the golf clubhouse saw you drink and then drive home. I'm talking 50 year old men and women, not kids on this part.
Well, that expulsion will certainly deter the next Columbine from happening...
What’s the point? Either it’s an honest mistake and that’s the end of it—or she intended to kill fellow students. If it’s the latter, what does the threat of expulsion prevent?
I despise all these unwarranted (in all meanings of the word) searches being conducted against Americans at school and work.
We used to have gun racks with rifles in them in our HS parking lot and nobody ever got shot or even threatened. I had a beautiful Old Timer knife with a nearly 4-inch locking blade that I wore in a leather case on my belt every day to school. Teachers would even borrow it sometimes.
We have failed to raise several generations correctly.
Things were so normal for ordinary proud American kids.
My high school (Alabama) JROTC rifle range was in the basement under the girls gym.
Sounds like Montana has been overrun by Minnestoopidans. Yes, I live in Minnestoopid.
Hitting a shoe on the ground to knock off the mud is considered out of control violence here. Full scale wussification has been completed. And now we have the psycho for gooberner.
That's a life lesson that she will likely learn. No matter how this comes out, she will probably go through the rest of her life with a healthy dose of cynicism and contempt for "authorities."
Just take a look at who's running the schools...
More liberal insanity!
Things were so normal for ordinary proud American kids.
Where I grew up, less than two dozen miles from the Los Angeles city hall, we had a target range in town that even some of my classmates in grade school used.
I think you’ll find that healthy cynicism and contempt for corrupt,incompetent authorities pretty well defined the American revolutionaries.
The words ‘Zero Tolerance’ tells you exactly who these people are. No more expanation is needed.
This is the punishment of the innocent on the alter of "Political Correctness". Shades of Kafka in the inexorable punishment of the guiltless by the workings of the bureaucracy.
Its time for parents to have zero tolerance for this PC bullshit.
They are our children your salaries are paid by us you school buildings are built with our money. You work for us.
Stop this nonsense or we will take steps to git rid of you.
The Tea Party movement ought to start getting involved in government at the local level and address problems such as this.
The students should all walk out in protest. Someone needs to force commonsense on those imbeciles.
I went to the State Museum back in 1993 there in St. Paul. The sign in roster had a page for every state for visitors to sign, except for Mississippi....I asked the docent why there was no Mississippi page and she said it was because we were racist and backward. Arrogance and liberalism knows no boundaries. This was July 1993. Since then I haven’t had a very good impression of Minnesota..
Bet she was shocked you were wearing shoes....
“That’s a life lesson that she will likely learn. No matter how this comes out, she will probably go through the rest of her life with a healthy dose of cynicism and contempt for “authorities”
It does make me wonder where her parents were. Any self-respecting parent would tell their kid to NEVER volunteer information to people who get their rocks off by wrecking the lives of others.
...and we thought only inner-city parents would louses.