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Eagle Scout, Senior High School Honor Student 2 Wks Shy of Graduation, Expelled & Charged with Felony

Meet Cole Withrow from Princeton, NC. Eagle Scout; great student; devout Christian; responsible citizen. Just two weeks shy of high school graduation... and now, ACCUSED FELON?!?

Cole arrived to school Monday morning and reached behind the seat of his truck to get his book bag. He suddenly realized he'd accidentally left his shotgun in his vehicle after bring out fishing and shooting over the weekend and that it needed to be returned home immediately.

Afraid of getting in trouble for skipping class, Cole locked his truck, walked to the front office and called his mother to come and retrieve it, as he couldn't leave school; he would miss class.

Due to his conversation being overheard by school staff, the police were called, Cole was arrested and charged with a felony, along with a year's expulsion. He will not be able to graduate with his class.

If you believe this boy acted responsibly and doesn't deserve this, PLEASE LIKE AND SHARE IT! Thank you! Info below:

Princeton NC High School: (919) 936-6431
Johnston County District Attorney: 919-209-5520

You can support Cole on Twitter @DCWithrow #FreeCole

If you'd all please sign this petition to be presented to Cole's school board, I'm sure it would mean a great deal. Thank you!


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I called both the school and DA.

The school said "there's more to the story," and did say there have been tons of calls in support of the student.

The DA office was a little cold, but did confirm they've received lots of calls of outrage for his arrest and the charges levied against him.

"It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a rEVOLution before tomorrow morning." - Henry Ford

Good, glad to hear there were lots of calls on his behalf.

Thanks, underdog.

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

As Mr. Bumble said ...

The law is an ass.

What was said here is one of the most insanely idiotic things...


When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir



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This is not the end of this story....

The young man grows up and can't seem to find a decent job, or go to college because of his "felony"...
All his former friends are afraid to be associated with him because he's been labeled a "loser".....for not graduating with his class.
So, he blames the school and goes back loaded to the gills and cleans house, if you know what I mean.
Sorry, but it looks like society and its asisanine laws made him into what he's become.
It's not a total loss though, as he sits in jail or a mental institution for life, some more devious "sick puppy" writes a book about the incidence, and it becomes a #1 best seller...
Sad, but often true...go figure.

We Have To Teach Our Youth Not To Be Gun Toating Christians

The state loves you and wants to protect you from them horribly wicked Christian scum who love to cling to their guns..

A pox on them Christians...

"May you live in interesting times my good devil worshippers"

Honestly, the boy panicked and this is what happens when Christians are not really Christians...They panic and screw up like this...

A real born again Christian for one would have good parents smart enought to know not to send their sons and daughters to schools like this one.. A truly born again Christian wouldn't need to panic like he apparently did. He would be a new creature in Christ and wouldn't have paniced and responded in the way he did..

Bible quote: 'You must be as harmless as a dove and wise as a serpent' ~ Christ

I'm not saying he wasn't on the way to becoming a whole person, but there is no panicif you are truly born again.(Saved)

All you Chritians out there in cyberspace, remember when you were not saved and you paniced, everything turned upside down because the monkey brain reacted to the stress of the moment. The consciousness is outshouted by the conditioning of your early childhood traumas and when a situation like this occured, the mind brings back memories of the original trauma /traumas and so you respond to this by going into panic mode. This young man, was a victim of a typical stress induced decision and failed to calm himself, remain objective and make a better decision which would have resulted in a better outcome.

Personally though, what kind of aid or teachers aid would have wanted to get this nice young man into trouble for making an honest mistake anyway?


This school and the police that responded to the call are going to ruin this young mans life over an honest mistake...They feel a NEED to make an example of him...

As most of us know well, in early America this would have been a non-issue..

Quote: "America is gone" ~ Ron Paul

This is modern america, where

This is modern america, where simple errors creating a violation of the government's near endless list of laws carry life changing punishments. Americans wanted it this way. They wanted to give government tools to punish bad people. They believed they would never be the target. They believed they could trust the government and the cops to never use these powers on good people.

People were warned. They called those who warned them 'paranoid' and worse. Laws are only enforced on bad people they said. Well in modern america everyone who isn't a government employee is by default a bad person. Oh well.

No way this would've happened

No way this would've happened pre-Sandy Hook. They've successfully brainwashed half of the US into believing people who own guns are evil.

kid doesnt have a cell phone?

I thought this generation preferred texting?

"Authorities" don't care if you are doing the "right thing".

I heard liberty university offered him a scholarship

Lets see here. We have

Lets see here.
We have another great student under threat because of a science experiemnt that made a bottle cap pop off.
We have a woman in Alaska arrested for nothing.
We have a african american guy arrested because he was drinking tea.
We have someone facing 20 years because of simply saying something.(though it might have been a bit in bad taste)
All this in a single week

We should start compiling a list of this stuff. We are about running out of time before the point of no return.

To climb the mountain, you must believe you can.

... For All the Brave

Was it you that said, "How long, how long? How long to the point of no return?"


"I, __________, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic."


There is no duration defined in the Oath

Every time I turn around

Every time I turn around there is something stupid going on in North Carolina.

“Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it’s realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy.”
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What does that tell you?

Next time, skip 1st period and get the excuse from your mom.

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

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Thats effed up!

Because its on his record now.

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

he's not likely 18 yet

don't you get a clean slate when turning 18?

Or is that only with misdemeanours?

The slate doesn't get wiped,

it can be 'sealed' though. Sometimes states do this automatically, sometimes not. A 'sealed' record is still available for viewing by the Gov't and can be held against you.

Schools and their zero tolerance

Schools and their zero tolerance BS. What sucks is that he could have quietly went to the principal and informed that he NEEDED to get the gun off premises and still would have gotten in trouble.

screw 'em!

just go take the GED and call it a day.
i'm sure he is way smart enough to breeze right thru it and they are only allowed to make the last school he attended amend the record to read "GRADUATED".

This is a test for this graduating class

If they can silently acquiesce to this being done to one of their own peers, especially one so highly esteemed, then they have failed themselves AND him. They should expect that the same can and will be done to any of them because they are graduating from a system of thought that prescribes this arbitrary and coercive rule over their hearts and minds.

Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them. - Frederick Douglass

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It would be really cool...

if they all refused to show up for graduation!

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

I wish it was that simple, but...

Where the rub really lies is in the level of self-respect and common sense among Us, and them; that makes the pressure on the remaining graduating students that much greater.

How I hope and pray that a remnant among them still cares enough for themselves and their future to do sometime wise and loving, rather than numb and self-loathing, eh?

Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them. - Frederick Douglass

Discretion is 9/10ths of the law

School administrators should be allowed to use discretion when enforcing rules dealing with guns on campus, i.e., a warning is sufficient for a kid that makes an honest mistake.

I don't think private schools are the answer. The private sector is full of fascists like Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, Lloyd Blankfein, Jamie Dimon, etc., who want to create "private" schools that promote their leftist/fascist values. The answer is getting more libertarians and conservatives on school boards.

http://www.dailypaul.com/277342 (Rand Paul: One person can make a difference)
http://www.StandUpForYourRights.me/?p=1264 (Fast and Furious hearing)

Police should also be allowed Discretion

however we live in a Zero tolerance for everything world. Everyone is afraid of being sued so they act with zero tolerance and lack common sense.

Put him in a private school

for the last year of H.S. and work on reducing that charge or getting is dismissed altogether.

Is devout Christian synonymous with good person?


correction and answer



we should fight back by starting a chip in to send this kid to

private school for his senior year.

Then his parents need to get a tax deduction for this as well. Do anything we can to not send these statists any money.

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No fan of the Boy Scouts but this is BULL S#!t

This kid should just finish off at a private or charter school. The indoctrination camp I am sure is not challenging or teaching him anything.

NC has been getting some attention for their statism lately. Some other dude from NC just got arrested for drinking an Ice Tea.

2" Paring Knife

My brother-in-law was on a jury that had to hear a case where a student had a 2" paring knife he used to core his apple for lunch, in his car, in the parking lot of a junior college.

The problem is "mandatory minimums" and "zero tolerance" policies. The staff knew the law and followed it, is my guess.

The judge hid these stupid laws from the jury, and instructed them to find fact only. Since the defendant admitted to having the knife, he was convicted and sent to jail. My brother-in-law felt horrible, and that's what I thought of when I last told a judge that "ignorance of the law" is an EXCELLENT excuse because they no longer make sense.

Of course, if I hadn't said anything, I might have gotten on a jury where I could have voted to free someone who would otherwise have been sentenced under our unconstitutional 3-strikes law.

Juries are the last line of defense for nullifying these stupidities.

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