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N.C. high school student arrested for leaving shotgun in car gets scholarship to Liberty University
Red Alert Politics ^ | 5-2-2013 | Katie LaPotin

Posted on 05/03/2013 7:44:20 AM PDT by smoothsailing

May 3, 2013

N.C. high school student arrested for leaving shotgun in car gets scholarship to Liberty University

By Katie LaPotin

There is a silver lining in the story of the North Carolina high school student arrested Monday for accidentally leaving his shotgun in his locked car – he’s just earned himself a scholarship to his dream school, Liberty University.

Cole Withrow was expelled from school and charged with a felony after school administrators overheard a private conversation between Withrow and his mother about the gun. According to a family friend, Withrow had gone skeet shooting the day before and forgot to remove the gun from his car before driving to school.

While Withrow will not be able to go back to his high school, he will be allowed to finish the year and graduate on time by attending an alternative schooling program.

“When I reached out to encourage this responsible and impressive young man, I learned that he wanted to go to Liberty University, but couldn’t afford it,” Liberty University Chancellor Jerry Falwell, Jr. said in a press release. “I told him that we would do whatever he needed so that he can attend Liberty. Anti-gun zealots tried to vilify him for doing the right thing, so Liberty has decided to award him the help he needs to attend a private Christian college. I was really impressed with Cole. He is a humble and meek Christian kid who only wants to do the right thing! We want students like Cole Withrow.”

Falwell learned about Withrow from a local TV broadcast, and noticed that Withrow and his sister were both wearing Liberty University t-shirts during the segment. Falwell later learned that Withrow’s sister was a graduate of Liberty University.

Neither the university nor Withrow’s immediate family could be reached for comment as of press time.

Recently Liberty University relaxed its policies toward carrying concealed weapons on campus. The new policy allows students to bring their weapons into the classroom and other academic buildings, but not dormitories.


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: 2ndamendment; adults; attackboyscouts; banglist; billgatescurriculum; commoncore; democrats; eagle; glennbeck; guncontrol; indoctrination; libertyuniversity; nc; secondamendment

1 posted on 05/03/2013 7:44:20 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

I love a happy ending!


2 posted on 05/03/2013 7:51:45 AM PDT by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: smoothsailing
I went to a public high school in the Boston Area in the early 80’s. We had a rifle team. Rifle team members would ride the school bus with their rifles.
3 posted on 05/03/2013 7:52:34 AM PDT by outpostinmass2
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To: smoothsailing; cindy-true-supporter

What a refreshing story! Yea!


4 posted on 05/03/2013 7:55:04 AM PDT by Albion Wilde (Don't believe any rumors in Washington, DC until they are officially denied.)
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To: smoothsailing; Tolerance Sucks Rocks; GunsareOK

Ping!


5 posted on 05/03/2013 7:55:33 AM PDT by Albion Wilde (Don't believe any rumors in Washington, DC until they are officially denied.)
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To: smoothsailing

Awesome!


6 posted on 05/03/2013 7:59:42 AM PDT by Shelayne
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To: outpostinmass2

We blued and refinished ours in shop class all the time. 80s too. Guns in out pick up gun racks too. In the school lot.

We had to WALK IN TO THE PRINCIPLES OFFICE WITH THE GUN to verify it was not loaded before walking through the halls with it to shop. No one batted an eye.


7 posted on 05/03/2013 8:02:53 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: knittnmom

Me too!

As a bonus, Liberty University with it’s concealed carry policy is one of the safest college campuses in the country.

Take that, Princeton High School administration twits! :)


8 posted on 05/03/2013 8:08:26 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: knittnmom
4 year scholarship, great news. Good to see adults step up.
9 posted on 05/03/2013 8:19:10 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk

!!!!

Great news!!!!!!


10 posted on 05/03/2013 8:29:25 AM PDT by DariusBane (Liberty and Risk. Flip sides of the same coin. So how much risk will YOU accept?)
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To: smoothsailing
North Carolina schools same state where they were throwing out student packed lunches for not meeting their requirements.

EXCLUSIVE: 2ND N.C. MOTHER SAYS DAUGHTER’S SCHOOL LUNCH REPLACED FOR NOT BEING HEALTHY ENOUGH

11 posted on 05/03/2013 8:30:00 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: smoothsailing

The scales of justice seem to be out of balance in some cases.....

http://www.wral.com/attention-after-gun-charge-garners-scholarship-offers-for-teen/12404125/

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They have said that it’s unfair that he wasn’t allowed the same concessions as an assistant principal who made the same mistake in 2011 when she unwittingly brought a gun to school and was suspended for three days without pay but didn’t face criminal charges....

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12 posted on 05/03/2013 8:31:22 AM PDT by deport
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To: smoothsailing

Great story!! The only problem is that Falwell should not have gone public with the decision to award the scholarship because it will piss off the “authorities” and they’ll be even more harsh with the kid.


13 posted on 05/03/2013 8:37:34 AM PDT by edwinland
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To: deport
Common core schools...they are indoctrinating. Make shunning guns the new anti cigarette campaign.

Holder in 1995: We have to “brainwash” people against guns

14 posted on 05/03/2013 8:49:29 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: smoothsailing

Props to Liberty U!


15 posted on 05/03/2013 8:52:45 AM PDT by exPBRrat
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To: smoothsailing

What a great ending...


16 posted on 05/03/2013 9:00:14 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Ben Carson/Rand Paul in 2016)
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To: edwinland

I like what Falwell did and the fact he did it so publicly.

The more light we shine on these Common Core leftist scum “administrators” the better, IMO.

Because of the scrutiny they may well back off from their gestapo tactics, at least temporarily.


17 posted on 05/03/2013 9:12:57 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

What the school meant for evil, the Lord meant for good.


18 posted on 05/03/2013 9:21:20 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

I;m not a fan of JF.sr but Jr. done REAL good.


19 posted on 05/03/2013 9:48:34 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: smoothsailing
Cole Withrow was expelled from school and charged with a felony after school administrators overheard a private conversation between Withrow and his mother about the gun

If it'd been Malik, the dreadlocked homie who belongs to a gang, talking sh*t about his Glock, they would've let all this slide quietly by.

20 posted on 05/03/2013 10:10:22 AM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: smoothsailing; 3D-JOY; abner; Abundy; AGreatPer; Albion Wilde; AliVeritas; alisasny; ...

PING!


21 posted on 05/03/2013 6:10:22 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Drag Me From Hell!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Thanks for the ping. I heard the story on the radio today and enjoyed reading about it again!


22 posted on 05/03/2013 6:37:49 PM PDT by 3D-JOY
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To: smoothsailing

For this I almost forgive them for having Willard the baby killing father of gay marriage to speak...


23 posted on 05/03/2013 8:12:35 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: opentalk

Just about every day of my life my Mom packed me a lunch for school...

We had no cafetaria...

every child took their lunch unless they lived close enough to go home ...

Nobody checked our lunch ...

what odd ball does that ???

creepy


24 posted on 05/03/2013 8:19:24 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: smoothsailing

Good point!


25 posted on 05/15/2013 7:13:10 AM PDT by edwinland
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