Honestly, it’s starting to look like leaving a shotgun in your car might be a good way to get into college. The North Carolina teen we had previously reported about, who left an unloaded shotgun in his car at school and was arranging to have it picked up when the police arrived and slapped a felony gun charge on him, will not only be allowed to graduate (just not at THAT school) but has received a couple scholarship offers from universities for after he makes that walk. SFGate has the story . . .
School board attorney Jimmy Lawrence said Thursday that Withrow has not been expelled and will be allowed to graduate if he meets graduation requirements.
A spokeswoman for Johnston County Schools said she could not speak about discipline against Withrow but said that usually students who bring weapons to school are suspended for 10 days with a recommendation to be suspended for a full calendar year, a mandate under state law.
County Superintendent Ed Croom reviewed the case and agreed to forgo the recommended yearlong suspension. Croom also agreed to allow Withrow to finish at an alternate school, beginning May 13.
The family is not happy that Withrow must finish at an alternate school, rather than with his classmates at Princeton.
Withrow has received a scholarship offer from Liberty University in Lynchburg Va., and from Harding University in Searcy, Ark.
If only I knew how easy it was to get a scholarship back when I was graduating high school, I might have left a shotgun in my trunk as well.