A high-school student in Marietta, GA has been charged with felony weapons counts after police discovered that he had brought knives onto school property. Cody Chitwood (not shown) is an avid fisherman. He left his fishing knives in his tackle box, locked in his car.
I didn’t think Georgia bred imbecile school officials quite as rapidly as, say, California or New Jersey. But I must have been wrong.
Lassiter High School officials had the local police performing a ‘random sweep’ of the school and grounds, and a police dog apparently alerted on an odor of gunpowder in Chitwood’s car. The gunpowder turned out to be an old firecracker from the 4th of July, but we all know that firecrackers are ‘gateway explosives.’
They may be harmless in themselves, but they lead troubled teens to experiment with more and more powerful explosives until they’re off in the Sudanese desert trying to build atomic bombs. It’s just a matter of time, really.
Using this retarded logic, Lassiter HS must have adopted a ‘zero
intelligence tolerance’ policy toward stale old firecrackers, because the discovery of the old squib in Chitwood’s car led the police to search it thoroughly. They found his tackle box in the car, and in the tackle box they found his fishing knives.
Now Chitwood is facing felony charges, but he’s not taking them lying down. “It’s pretty ridiculous,” he said. “I have an attorney and I’m hoping to get the felony dropped so I can still get in the Air Force.”
Any kid who’s into fishing and wants to serve his country sounds like a good kid to me. Let’s hope the D.A. does the right thing here.
The clowns of the Lassiter High School administration can be reached at (678) 494-7863, if you’d like to give them a piece of your mind.
Read the full story at the Washington Times.