Students Rally Behind Classmate Who Was Arrested for Accidentally Leaving a Shotgun in His Car Following Hunting Trip

February 11 2014
by GSL Staff
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stock_shotgunWell, this story gives me some hope for the future generation in regards to gun rights.

According to The Capital Gazette, students at South River High School in Edgewater, Maryland are rallying behind their classmate, Patrick Bryan Mitchell, who was arrested on Friday.

Mitchell was arrested after it was discovered the 18 year old senior had accidentally left a shotgun in his car following a hunting trip.

While I’m not one to take forgetting the location of a firearm lightly, is it really something worth destroying this young man’s life over?

The big story here is that over half the students at the high school reportedly wore camo clothes to school yesterday to show their support for Mitchell.

According to the Capital Gazette,

Mitchell is a popular student at South River, Norris said. He played defensive back on the varsity football team and midfield on the varsity lacrosse team.

South River junior Matt Damico estimated that half of the school wore camouflage on Monday to support him.

As Damico walked home with three of his classmates at the end of the day, two wore camouflage. The group agreed that Mitchell shouldn’t have had a gun on school property, but thought the reaction was overblown, saying it was a simple mistake on Mitchell’s part.

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