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Eagle Scout Facing Expulsion over Gun Charge (more insanity by school system)
FoxNews.com ^ | 5/1/2013 | Todd Starnes

Posted on 05/02/2013 8:12:13 AM PDT by RoosterRedux

Eagle Scout Cole Withrow was just a few weeks from graduating with honors from his North Carolina high school, but now the active church member is facing a felony weapons charge and a precarious future after accidentally leaving a shotgun in his pickup truck in the school parking lot.

Most members of the Johnston County community, just southeast of Raleigh believe the 18-year-old is paying far too big a price for an honest mistake. Withrow had been skeet shooting with friends a day before, and only noticed he had left his shotgun in his truck on Monday morning as he reached to grab his book bag, said family friend Kimberly Boykin. When he realized his mistake, rather than leave school grounds, he went to the front office to call his mother for help.

“He didn’t 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 it’s an injustice for this young man,” she added. “He’s a good guy. He’s loved by his classmates and his teachers. You don’t become an Eagle Scout by being a bad seed.”

(Excerpt) Read more at radio.foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: banglist; bsa; guncontrol; pcinsanity; rkba; secondamendment

1 posted on 05/02/2013 8:12:13 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: RoosterRedux
You don’t become an Eagle Scout by being a bad seed.”

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I guess that all depends on what the the meaning of bad seed is.

2 posted on 05/02/2013 8:23:08 AM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: RoosterRedux

The public schools can all collapse in a heap for all I care... when nobody’s in the buildings, of course. Public education in this country is a broken idea.


3 posted on 05/02/2013 8:23:09 AM PDT by Oberon (Big Brutha Be Watchin'.)
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To: RoosterRedux
An 18yo without a cell phone? Had to go to the office to call?

Really? d:^) Schneeks..

4 posted on 05/02/2013 8:23:49 AM PDT by CopperTop
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To: RoosterRedux

It’s not so much the kid’s mistake, it is the MAGNITUDE of his mistake and his disregard for the safety of others. There is a very real possibility that the shotgun, if left unattended, will jump up, grab some shells, load itself, open the truck door and run amok on school grounds, slaughtering indescriminately. This kind of negligence needs to be hammered without pity or remorse! He knows how dangerous, willful and brutal shotguns can be, yet he left it alone in his truck, ON SCHOOL GROUNDS! For the children!!!


5 posted on 05/02/2013 8:24:47 AM PDT by GilesB
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To: RoosterRedux

I’m becoming more and more convinced that we absolutely need to starve the public school administrators of funding. No more raises for them again—ever. No administrative position vacancy gets filled—let them adjust and “make do” with their gradually reducing work force. Time and inflation will gradually do its duty to this stupid class of “public servants”—they’ll eventually go elsewhere and possibly do some actual productive work.


6 posted on 05/02/2013 8:27:06 AM PDT by House Atreides
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To: House Atreides

It is obvious that School Teachers have no common sense whatever.

They need zero tolerance because they are not smart enough to handle the slightest thing that comes up out of the ordinary.

If they are not smart enough to handle things why are they teaching school. Certainly they need a Union. Somebody has to think for them.


7 posted on 05/02/2013 8:34:12 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: RoosterRedux

This occurred in Princeton,NC at the Princeton High School. This tidbit from another article by ABC News:

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Some in the community wonder how a senior with just days left of school can be expelled when two years ago, the school’s assistant principal accidentally brought a loaded gun to school in her car and was only suspended for three days.
end snip

http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?section=news/local&id=9085197


8 posted on 05/02/2013 8:37:52 AM PDT by deport
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To: RoosterRedux

NC - Helms philosophy = Chaos


9 posted on 05/02/2013 9:00:41 AM PDT by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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Yet gang bangers and thugs are out there shooting up the hood with only coddling and “understanding” being given to them by Obama and Co. We live in a sick, upside-down society.


10 posted on 05/02/2013 9:09:32 AM PDT by Arkansas Toothpick
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To: Arkansas Toothpick

Time for a MAJOR overhaul of the school systems “rules”. Maybe a 1,000,000 people march on the school (pick one, they all march to the same orders)

Go after the school boards and MAKE them stop this madness or vote them out. Fire the school administrators who promote this stupidity. Show them “no tolerance” for stupidity.


11 posted on 05/02/2013 9:11:59 AM PDT by DaveA37 (I'm for HONEST government)
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To: Arkansas Toothpick

This is a direct result of the disastrous Gun Free School Zone act of 1996, pushed onto the American people by Bill Clinton.

School administrators zealously push “zero tolerance” because they are afraid that their funding will be cut if they are found *not* to have pushed it.

http://gunwatch.blogspot.com/2012/12/disastrous-gun-law-sparked-school.html


12 posted on 05/02/2013 9:15:16 AM PDT by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: Arkansas Toothpick; All

This is a direct result of the disastrous Gun Free School Zone act of 1996, pushed onto the American people by Bill Clinton.

School administrators zealously push “zero tolerance” because they are afraid that their funding will be cut if they are found *not* to have pushed it.

http://gunwatch.blogspot.com/2012/12/disastrous-gun-law-sparked-school.html


13 posted on 05/02/2013 9:15:30 AM PDT by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: RoosterRedux

Hey kid, just tell the school you disarmed some mean bible thumping NRA gun advocate ranting in the parking lot. You’ll get an award. Problem solved.


14 posted on 05/02/2013 9:50:23 AM PDT by Zack Attack
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To: RoosterRedux

Not trying to blame the victim here, but you’d think a guy smart enough to be an honor student would be smart enough to just keep his mouth shut, unless he has some disturbing government-sucking tendencies.


15 posted on 05/02/2013 9:51:03 AM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: RoosterRedux

No Eagle Scouts in the School Dist “Leadership” for sure!


16 posted on 05/02/2013 10:32:34 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: deport
Nice find. The disparity in treatment of a school official who knowingly brought a LOADED handgun onto campus and a student who unknowingly brought an UNLOADED gun onto the parking lot in a locked car shows their degree of hypocracy. This is a snippet from your linked article:

“A student brought an unloaded shotgun on campus. The shotgun was located in a locked vehicle. Administration reacted promptly and the proper procedures and protocol were followed. The law is very clear WHEN A PERSON KNOWINGLY and willingly brings a weapon onto educational property,” Johnston County Schools spokesperson Tracey Peedin Jones said.”

The words I capitalized brings into focus how these public school “types” are completely incapable of using judgment. The fact was that he didn't realize (i.e., not “KNOWINGLY”) he was bringing it onto campus until he arrived at school. Besides being hypocrites, these “public school officials” are complete idiots—incapable of thought.

Most of them could be fired and would not be missed in the least.

17 posted on 05/02/2013 10:46:47 AM PDT by House Atreides
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To: JenB

Ping.


18 posted on 05/02/2013 2:56:19 PM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion (“Liberalism” is a conspiracy against the public by wire-service journalism.)
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To: House Atreides

Here is a list of salaries of the bureaucrats involved. The Superintendent gets $214,000.00 per year plus benefits, retirement, and vacation to generate buzzwords. The spokesperson gets $74,000.00 for her loyalty to stupidity.

http://wtsbradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/JC_School_salaries1.pdf


19 posted on 05/03/2013 5:15:14 AM PDT by Liberty Ship ("Lord, make me fast and accurate.")
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