Brutal Zero-Tolerance Destroys Another Life

Brutal Zero-Tolerance Destroys Another Life

An illegal search of the car of an Ohio student emergency medical technician (EMT) turned up no evidence of any wrongdoing, but police still decided to arrest and jail him for 13 days. The arrest resulted in his expulsion from school and will likely  bar him from pursuing his career goals of becoming an EMT and then a fireman.

Welcome to the world of lunatic ‘zero-tolerance’ policies and paranoia fed by liberal media.

Jordan Wiser, an 18-year-old student at Ashtabula County Technical and Career Campus in Jefferson, Ohio, is an EMT trainee with a passion for self-defense and public service. He aspires to be a firefighter, and is a certified emergency vehicle operator. Wiser is comfortable with weapons, and posts Youtube videos of himself talking about law enforcement, self-defense and video games.

Apparently, school administrators caught wind of the videos, which led them to believe that Wiser was in possession of weapons, according to The Huffington Post.

Police searched Wiser’s car without his permission, discovering a pocketknife, stun gun and airsoft guns. Airsoft guns fire non-lethal, plastic pellets, and are used in sports games.

Jordan Wiser

“I didn’t think anything of the Airsoft guns,” sa

id Wiser in a statement. “Our school is a technical school, and I was planning on meeting with my Airsoft team after school. My stun gun was locked in the glove box, and the knife was in my EMT medical vest. I bought it at K-Mart and have it as part of my first responder kit for cutting seatbelts.”

The pocketknife violates the school district’s zero tolerance policy against bringing weapons onto school property — a class 5 felony.

For his crime, Wiser was carted off to jail for 13 days.

He is worried that a conviction will destroy his chance at a career in public service. Indeed, he has already been expelled from high school and technical school, and had his participation in the U.S. Army’s Future Soldiers program terminated.

“I won’t even be able to be a janitor. I’m 18 years old, and this is going to ruin my entire life,” he said.

Now Wiser is on conditional release, forced to wear an ankle monitor and banned from contact with his dying grandfather. He has been told to remove firearms from his parents’ house. Keep in mind that the only crime Wiser was charged with  involves the school’s panicked reaction and the police being over-zealous in describing his EMT tool (the knife) as a weapon.

Source: Daily Caller

Photo: Free Patriot



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