Teen Faces Felony Charges For Possessing Tackle Box

Man Fishing Old SC 300x237 Teen faces felony charges for possessing tackle box

Public school policies designed to keep weapons off campus have expanded so grotesquely students are now being punished for the most innocuous reasons imaginable. For example, 17-year-old Cody Chitwood could face a 10-year prison term and $10,000 in fines for keeping a tackle box in his car.

Although some of the contents could, like almost anything, be used as a weapon, the prospective U.S. airman didn’t bring any of the fishing supplies with him from his vehicle. Chitwood, a senior at Cobb County High School in Georgia, is simply a fishing enthusiast.

In decades past, it might have been unusual to see a rural high school senior without a tackle box in his car. Today’s irrational leftists now consider such behavior a felony.

Police found the box of lures during a random vehicle sweep recently, during which they were able to secure a search warrant and ultimately tear through Chitwood’s car. He cooperated with authorities, turning himself in and only being released after securing $1,000 bond.

In quite the understatement, Chitwood called the ordeal “pretty ridiculous,” saying he just wants to resolve the issue “so I can still get in the Air Force.”

He has been forced to hire an attorney to combat a frivolous charge that could quite literally ruin his future. Such is the nature of the ‘no-tolerance’ beast; when authorities are not permitted the latitude to use common sense, innocent people face the consequences.

Teenagers should not be expected to anticipate what might or might not be considered a weapon on any given day. Even more importantly, if a child guesses wrong one day by packing his fishing pole, he should not be labeled a felon.

–Western Journalism staff writer

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  1. The stupidity in our government EMPLOYIEE's has become so rediculious that we should fire every damn one of them. Since when did become a crime to have a friggin tackle box in your car,not to long ago we had gun racks in our trucks ,I wonder if the head in their ass officals have made that a crime ? These damn fools forget who they serve,not this half bred muslim communist's system but WE THE PEOPLE,there needs to be a revolution before this bastard illegal brings in more Russian troops as he has been for the past couple of years and kihis ass bak to Africa where he was born

    • Since the politically correct communist liberals started insinuating themselves into our lives, we've had to put up with all this stupidity. Time to do a turn about and get the stupid out of our society and our lives!

  2. dewiseguy says:

    Isn't a belt a weapon?
    Ever been hit with a shoe?
    Can a pencil stab?
    Can paper cut?
    What about a compass?
    Can a watch be used as brass knuckles?
    Can someone be strangled with pants or a shirt?
    Can a backpack be swung as a weapon?
    Can an apple be thrown?
    No Knives forks and spoons in the cafeteria.
    Can a car be used as a weapon?
    Ever been hit with a book?

    So there you have it, kids must be nude, have no books or school supplies, must walk to school and go hungry.

  3. MuslimLuvChrist says:

    This is the beginning of the police state. 2 can play, when this happens near you everybody in town should call the police and 911 24/7/365. When is this NIGER going to stop this?

  4. Edwardkoziol says:

    It is time to stop all this bullshit what really hurts is that if this happened in the northeast or northwest you could understand it a little bit being such liberal garbage but Georgia a good southern state the south prides itself on freedom.Cody call up one of your republican state representatives or better yet our man Trey Gowdy from SC

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