Student Arrested After Wearing Body Armor to Class
There has to be more to this. So far as I know, it's not illegal to purchase, own, or wear body armor, right? And he was 18, so he was legal to purchase whatever long-guns he wants. So, what did they arrest him for and get the search warrant for?
Student Arrested After Showing Up to School in Body Armor, Cops Later Find Weapons Cache
An 18-year-old Florida student was arrested Monday after officials informed police he was wearing a bullet-proof vest on school property.
Shawn Keiffer Newberry, 18, of Lakeland, Fla., is facing charges of armed trespassing, grand theft and criminal mischief after police found the student had purchased body armor, a Taser, AK-47s, a shotgun, gas mask and ammunition among other items, officials said.
A search warrant executed on the student's home found a video showing Newberry and four others using the AK-47s for target practice.
Officials notified police Monday that Newberry was wearing a bullet-proof vest at the Life Skills Center in Lakeland. Newberry, officials said, was evasive when asked about the vest and a search of his vehicle turned up "Clear Out," a chemical agent used to temporarily incapacitate a person.
I'm curious about the charges too. He wasn't armed, and he was a student who presumably had permission to be on school property; how does that add up to armed trespassing? Grand theft of what?
Granted, walking around in body armor is kind of unusual, and it seems reasonable to question him about it. But if he's not doing anything illegal... :scruntiny: