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Felony weapons charge for student who brings fishing supplies to school

COBB COUNTY, GA (WKRC) -- A student accidentally violates his school weapon policies and is charged with a felony.

Some Georgian lawmakers are saying the "zero tolerance" policy makes zero sense.

Cody Chitwood, a 17 year old senior at Lassiter high School, has been charged with the felony of bringing a weapon into a school zone when he accidentally left his fishing gear in his car.

Police found fishing knives in a tackle box in his car when they were performing a random sweep.  Drug dogs detected gun powder in Chitwood's car from firecracker residue left over from the Fourth of July.  The residue warranted a full search of the vehicle and led police to his fishing gear.

Cody is an avid fisherman and he is hoping to get the felony dropped so he can get into the Air Force.  He could face up to 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine if the district attorney decides to prosecute.

Read the entire article on The Daily Caller HERE

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