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wickowick
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Eagle Scout Facing Expulsion over Gun Charge

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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.


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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.


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Withrow, who did his senior class project on gun safety, locked the gun in his truck before going to call his mother. But when he asked her to come and take the gun, the trouble started.

“He was overheard in a private conversation with his mother explaining what happened,” Boykin said. “He could have told a story, but he told the truth.”

A spokesperson for Johnston County Schools confirmed to Fox News that they found the shotgun in Withrow’s locked vehicle.




Blue Velvet
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re: Eagle Scout Facing Expulsion over Gun Charge
Poor guy. What bull shite.


kingbob
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Poor guy. What bull shite.


This is what zero tolerance does.


TrueTiger
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re: Eagle Scout Facing Expulsion over Gun Charge
So let's frick up his life for trying to doing what is sensible and right.

Forward!



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wickowick
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This is what zero tolerance does.


Someone on here made a very good point about zero tolerance. Administrators get paid to administrate and make decisions; zero tolerance pays a premium to people so they no longer have to make those decisions...


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re: Eagle Scout Facing Expulsion over Gun Charge
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Poor guy. What bull shite.



Agreed. Zero tolerance baloney.


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Sentrius
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re: Eagle Scout Facing Expulsion over Gun Charge
I hope the guy makes it out OK. frick the school that refuses to give discretion to an honest mistake.

Zero Tolerance is not always a good thing.


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deltaland
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re: Eagle Scout Facing Expulsion over Gun Charge
This is why when you make these mistakes, you just slide it under the back seat and don't utter a word and nobody will notice most likely.


wickowick
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This is why when you make these mistakes, you just slide it under the back seat and don't utter a word and nobody will notice most likely.


I agree, instead of teaching our kids to be truthful, we now need to teach them to hide mistakes. Sounds like a good plan for an improvement in the community and character...


C
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re: Eagle Scout Facing Expulsion over Gun Charge
Yep zero tolerance rules are stupid and made by elitist fricks. I wish people would recognize what these kinds of rules do to honest people.


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UGATiger26
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re: Eagle Scout Facing Expulsion over Gun Charge
Yep

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Scruffy
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This is what zero tolerance does.
The worst aspect of our schools. Coward administrators.


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wickowick
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re: Eagle Scout Facing Expulsion over Gun Charge

Quoted so you can get credit...


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Chalk it up to "zero tolerance policies", which have my vote for the worst concept ever introduced to schools.

Anyone ever thought about the logic behind "zero-tolerance policies?"

They are policies designed to look like safeguards, but in reality they are simply tools to cover the arse of administrative figures in the event they make a retarded decision.

So with "zero-tolerance policies," no decision has to be made, because it's zero-tolerance.

Throw an imaginary grenade at recess and get suspended?

"See? See? It's in the school handbook. ZERO TOLERANCE! There's nothing we can do to help you!"

So essentially zero-tolerance policies are designed to relieve administration of one of the biggest responsiblities they have: make decisions.

Only cowards or inept leaders/decision-makers implement zero-tolerance policies.



UGATiger26
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re: Eagle Scout Facing Expulsion over Gun Charge
Sweet. My first official TD citation.


shawnlsu
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I think its utter BS that they didn't cut this kid a break for an honest mistake. He tried to do the right thing and is gonna get fricked for it.
Now I'm gonna play devil's advocate. Rules are rules and we all know what would happen the first time they gave Johnny white kid 2 days suspension and gave Jermaine black kid 3 days for the same infraction


wickowick
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Rules are rules and we all know what would happen the first time they gave Johnny white kid 2 days suspension and gave Jermaine black kid 3 days for the same infraction


If everything is the same for Johnny and Jermaine except their skin color they should be treated the same. No question.


theenemy
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re: Eagle Scout Facing Expulsion over Gun Charge
Where I disagree with this is where is the Criminal Intent in this crime?

The fact that as soon as he noticed the gun he went to the office and called his mother to come get the gun shows that there was no criminal intent to commit a crime.

In my opinion it should not constitute a felony charge.
This post was edited on 5/1 at 8:49 pm


shawnlsu
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re: Eagle Scout Facing Expulsion over Gun Charge
While I agree, if there are no defined consequences in place and the admin is charged with deciding what they will be on a case by case, the first time #2 gets more punishment than #1 there will be discrimination lawsuits.
From the story its obvious the kid had zero ill intent and was attempting to do the right thing and was punished for it, which is shitty and will teach him nothing more than to sweep his frick ups under the rug. Reminds me of a certain POTUS


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Sus-Scrofa
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re: Eagle Scout Facing Expulsion over Gun Charge
This is stupid. I probably would have done the same thing.

Of course 12 years older me would have just covered it up are moved my truck off school grounds. Not sure 17 year old me would have gone through that process.


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Eighteen
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re: Eagle Scout Facing Expulsion over Gun Charge
Its a good thing he told the truth before his gun escaped out of his back seat and starting shooting innocent students

This post was edited on 5/1 at 9:22 pm


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