"An Ohio high school student has already been jailed and kicked out of school for having a pocket knife in his car, and now he fears he could lose his dream of serving in the Army."
"Jordan Wiser, a student at Ashtabula County Technical School in
Jefferson, is finishing up his senior year from home after school
officials searched his car in December and found the folding knife and
an Airsoft gun. School officials called police, who charged him with
illegal conveyance of a weapon onto a school ground based on the
“I declined to allow them to search myself or my car and that I
wanted to talk to my lawyer or my father,” Wiser told FoxNews.com.
told me it wasn’t an option.”
"Wiser, an EMT trainee who hopes to become both a police officer and a
soldier, spent 13 days in the Ashtabula County Jail following the
incident. The knife, which Wiser said is part of his first responder's
kit and can be used for slicing an accident victim's seatbelt, was found
tucked inside his EMT medical vest in the trunk of the car."
gun, which fires non-lethal pellets, was not illegal and was used by
Wiser in a shooting club he belongs to, he said."