N.C. high school student arrested for leaving shotgun in car gets scholarship to Liberty University

Cole Withrow Liberty University shotgun carThere is a silver lining in the story of the North Carolina high school student arrested Monday for accidentally leaving his shotgun in his locked car – he’s just earned himself a scholarship to his dream school, Liberty University.

Cole Withrow was expelled from school and charged with a felony after school administrators overheard a private conversation between Withrow and his mother about the gun. According to a family friend, Withrow had gone skeet shooting the day before and forgot to remove the gun from his car before driving to school.

While Withrow will not be able to go back to his high school, he will be allowed to finish the year and graduate on time by attending an alternative schooling program.

“When I reached out to encourage this responsible and impressive young man, I learned that he wanted to go to Liberty University, but couldn’t afford it,” Liberty University Chancellor Jerry Falwell, Jr. said in a press release. “I told him that we would do whatever he needed so that he can attend Liberty. Anti-gun zealots tried to vilify him for doing the right thing, so Liberty has decided to award him the help he needs to attend a private Christian college. I was really impressed with Cole. He is a humble and meek Christian kid who only wants to do the right thing! We want students like Cole Withrow.”

Falwell learned about Withrow from a local TV broadcast, and noticed that Withrow and his sister were both wearing Liberty University t-shirts during the segment. Falwell later learned that Withrow’s sister was a graduate of Liberty University.

Neither the university nor Withrow’s immediate family could be reached for comment as of press time.

Recently Liberty University relaxed its policies toward carrying concealed weapons on campus. The new policy allows students to bring their weapons into the classroom and other academic buildings, but not dormitories.

Comments

Comments

  1. Merriel says:

    Praise the Lord for Christian Universities. This young man deserves this and did NOT deserve to be expelled for having a gun LOCKED in his car. What was he going to do with a locked up gun?

    1. chad says:

      Bad news is he will have to attend Liberty University.

      1. Merriel says:

        What is wrong with Liberty University? I have heard good things aboout.

        1. Merriel says:

          I made a mistake on that last entry. I have heard good things about Liberty University.

          1. chad says:

            Well they teach young earth creationism in biology class for one thing. Whether or not you believe in such things, it shouldn’t be taught to college students as being a legitimate alternative to actual science.

          2. Merriel says:

            Thank you for that information, Chad. I stank corrected.

  2. Infidel Jones says:

    Johnston Co. school admin looks foolish, they have insured that if another gun is accidentally brought to school it will stay all day long. Do the right thing, drop it and save face.

  3. John-LU grad says:

    To Chad – did you graduate or attend LU and actually go to this said biology class?

    1. chad says:

      No, I did not.

Polititainment

Jay Carney's son performs at White House

The former White House press secretary and now CNN political commentator tweeted out a photo of his son's band Twenty20 performing at a White House event Monday evening.

Stewart: Graham has panicked for 13 yrs
Comedian Jon Stewart is taking some time away from going after his favorite Republican war hawk Sen. John McCain and is now going after McCain’s fellow rally crier, Sen. Lindsey Graham. Graham had some strong words over the weekend on the topic of ISIS, saying,  ”This president needs to rise to the occasion before we […]
Actress: I made 'constitutional' stand

Django Unchained actress Daniele Watts said Monday morning that she made a stand for her "constitutional rights" in resisting the LAPD late last week.

Gillibrand Madam Secretary inspiration

After first revealing that CBS' upcoming "Madam Secretary" series was inspired by Hillary Clinton and Benghazi, the show's producers are now saying that Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) was more of the inspiration for the lead role.

 

Maher compares GOP rep. to ISIS, Ebola

Liberal comedian Bill Maher announced who he calls the "winning loser" in Congress during a live taping of "Real Time with Bill Maher" in Washington, D.C., Friday, and that loser is Rep. John Kline (R-Minn.).

White House

Two remarkable stories show why these Vietnam vets earned an exemption to receive the Medal of Honor

Two Vietnam War veterans who were granted an exemption to receive the Medal of Honor were officially recognized Monday, recalling the extraordinary courage of servicemen often obscured by the tumultuous domestic politics of the era.

Obama orders airstrikes in Syria for first time

WASHINGTON (AP) — Opening a new military front in the Middle East, President Barack Obama authorized U.S. airstrikes inside Syria for the first time Wednesday night, along with expanded strikes in Iraq as part of a broad mission to root out the violent Islamic State militants whose reign of terror has spread across both countries.

Golf courses are now rejecting President Obama

A president can no longer just golf like a major champion today.

Crushing: The golf industry fights the Obama administration

How's this for a hook: The golf industry is fighting the Obama administration.

Little boy face plants on White House couch in front of President Obama

The above photo from the White House Flickr account shows a little blond boy more taken with the White House's comfy couches than with President Obama himself.

Congress

Democrat tries to blame GOP for Ebola outbreak
Sen. Richard Durbin (D- Ill.) is trying to blame House Republicans for the deadly spread of the Ebola virus. About 5,000 people have become ill from Ebola in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Nigeria and Senegal since the outbreak was first recognized in March.  At least 2,400 people have died from the disease. The World Health […]
Bipartisan bill to demilitarize police introduced
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho GOP congressman Raul Labrador is teaming with a Democratic lawmaker from Georgia to move a bill designed to curb police militarization among state and local law enforcement agencies. Labrador and U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson introduced the bill Tuesday, saying the Pentagon’s “1033″ program — which provides local law enforcement officers […]
Senator tells ISIS war protestors to get lost

The anti-everything activist group Code Pink loudly crashed a Senate hearing on ISIS Tuesday, prompting the committee chairman to tell the rowdier members to get lost.

Pelosi not sure how she feels on money in politics
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi appeared on “Late Night with Seth Meyers” Monday night to talk money in politics, but her tone on the subject changed significantly from beginning to end. Host Seth Meyers brought up Sen. Ted Cruz’s recent speech on the campaign finance amendment proposed by Democrats. Cruz opposed the amendment and warned […]
GOP has advantage in midterms on immigration

Politico poll conducted between August 29 and September 7 shows that voters deciding this tight races trust Republicans over Democrats to handle immigration.