Principal Who Brought Loaded Gun to School Accidentally Suspended 3 Days While Honor Student Expelled for Shotgun

May 2 2013
by GSL Staff
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The story we reported yesterday about honor student and Eagle Scout, Cole Withrow, who was expelled from school for a year and arrested on felony charges for accidentally leaving his shotgun in his truck after going skeet shooting the day prior has taken on a life of its own.

Now new information from ABC 11 News has shown that an assistant principal at the same school as Cole was suspended for only three days for accidentally bringing a loaded handgun to school. The principal was not charged criminally and still works at the school at the same position.

According to ABC11:

The Johnston County Sheriff’s Office told ABC11 that if a school administrator brings a gun to school, they will be charged with a misdemeanor. For a student, the charge is an automatic felony.


Cole was two weeks away from graduating with honors from the small town high school. Now, unless something changes, he must wait a full year to complete those last 2 weeks. There is also the question of how the criminal proceedings will play out.

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