Montana Honor Student Faces Expulsion for Leaving Hunting Rifle in Car at School

Montana Honor Student Faces Expulsion for Leaving Hunting Rifle in Car at School

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    Montana Honor Student Faces Expulsion for Leaving Hunting Rifle in Car at School

    On the morning of Dec.1, Demari DeReu drove to Columbia Falls High School in Montana and parked her blue-green Honda Accord in the lot, just as she does every morning. The 16-year-old honor roll student, class treasurer and varsity cheerleader walked in to school, forgetting entirely about the unloaded hunting rifle locked in the trunk of her car.

    Later that day, there was an announcement telling students contraband sniffing dogs were scouting the parking lot, sparking her memory. She immediately told administrators that she’d forgotten to remove her scoped hunting rifle from the trunk following a Thanksgiving family hunting excursion.

    She was suspended from school for violating federal and state gun laws.



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    More stupid zero tolerance and federal arm twisting.
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    I'm not sure why she told administrators about the gun.

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    She probably thought the dog(s) would sniff it out.
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    Pretty cut and dry to my eye.

    It is in fact a Federal offense and has been since the time of her grandparents being in HS.
    This is not an obscure item of law...Never mind state law and/or school policy.
    She should have ditched school, moved her car and by that suffered detention or whatever.

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    Times have changed! When I was in high school (Nebraska, early 70's) every pickup in the parking lot had a shotgun and a .30-30 in the back window. They all had the keys in the ignition also.
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    I'm not sure why she told administrators about the gun.
    She did it because she thought it was the right thing to do.

    She had no idea of how stupid things can get when fear is involved and it will likely screw up her life.

    Never mind it was an oversight with no ill intent.
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    I can remember everybody bringing guns to school to go hunting right after class let out in the mid 70's,I wouldn't wanta be caught with a forked stick and rubber bands nowadays,or they would charge you with materials that could be used to make an offensive weapon
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    She fits the profile of being a most dangerous criminal. Just look at her in this photo below:





    Is that not the face of a hardened criminal?

    Thank goodness the federal government is protecting us from such threats to public safety.

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    Kinda dumb on her part... I would have moved my car an taken detention...


    Quote Originally Posted by LanceORYGUN View Post
    She fits the profile of being a most dangerous criminal. Just look at her in this photo below:






    Is that not the face of a hardened criminal?

    Thank goodness the federal government is protecting us from such threats to public safety.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HotGuns View Post
    She did it because she thought it was the right thing to do.

    She had no idea of how stupid things can get when fear is involved and it will likely screw up her life.

    Never mind it was an oversight with no ill intent.
    Right on!

    In fact, Tennessee has this badly worded 'law' that says a person can bring a gun on school grounds if they don't take it out of the car, don't handled it or allow anyone else to handle it. You'd think that means what it says, but it doesn't. The attorneys have taken the position that if a person is unaware the gun is in the car then the law applies.
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    at what point do we accept oversight as an excuse for breaking the law and how many real criminals use it as an excuse?....forget your gun is holstered on your waist and walk into airport security with it...yeah...i know its stupid but so is bringing a gu to school because you forgot it was in your car....

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    I can remember in grade school, sixth grade as I remember, I "bought" a big shotgun from a classmate, who brought it to school, on the bus, and I took it home on the bus. Where does common sense prevail???

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    I had two guys at my high school who, while they were still in high school, had their own local hunting show. One of them once left a shotgun and a box of shells in his truck. School officials called him to the office and he had someone come remove them. Problem solved.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bladenbullet View Post
    at what point do we accept oversight as an excuse for breaking the law and how many real criminals use it as an excuse?....forget your gun is holstered on your waist and walk into airport security with it...yeah...i know its stupid but so is bringing a gu to school because you forgot it was in your car....
    When it's obvious it was safe, there was no threat to anyone, she had no 'agenda', she did not touch it, move it, it was unloaded, and it was an oversight, and not a deliberate act.
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