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(WCAX Vermont)   Police arrest teen carrying 10 knives at school. He doesn't go to school there, he was just meeting a friend. His mother says "he always carries several knives under his leather jacket in summer months." Seems legit   ( wcax.com) divider line
    More: Scary, Thomas Lon Owens, High school, Jacket, Indiana, Indiana high school, 18-year-old Owens, Jackets, English-language films  
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4 days ago  
Machete.
 
4 days ago  
The 18-year-old Owens, who is not a student at Central High, told police he was meeting a friend.

So... an adult who likely just recently graduated high school, walking around a school with a fair number of knives.  Not an intelligent person....
 
4 days ago  
What kind of leather jacket did he have? We all know he has the right to carry knives, but they must not be in fringed jackets.
 
4 days ago  
Owens' mother corroborated his claims about the coat and knives.

Ask his dad.
 
4 days ago  
Who DOESN'T carry a few knives in the US?

It's the American.
 
4 days ago  
Where they high-capacity assault knives?
 
4 days ago  
With helpful pic of what a knife may look like.
 
4 days ago  
We used to do that.  We were stupid too.
 
4 days ago  
...and she never thought to ask why he might be carrying Sofa King many blades?

doglover: Who DOESN'T carry a few knives in the US?

It's the American.


I know I do, but then again, I cook for a living, and a pocket knife is sort of necessary for all the damn boxes I have to get into, and I have a Leatherman because sometimes I need to tighten something, or loosen something else, and sometimes you need wirestrippers. I get having a blade or a multi-tool. And as a former bouncer, I understand that some folks really like having a weapon handy. Blades were never something I ever liked seeing come into a club I was working, certainly never liked finding one, or having someone pull one, but I get that some folks feel safer if they can "defend" themselves, which is usually a fancy way of saying, "I prefer to intimidate the sh*t out of people to get out of some dumbassery I just put my foot into" or "Yes, I WILL cut a b*tch!"

Guy was selling knives to high school kids. It's kinda creepy, but Mom should just say, "My boy is kind of a creepy jerk." You can't really deal with the issue until you identify the issue.
 
4 days ago  
Ma'am, your son wears a leather jacket in the summer.  In Indiana.

You raised a moron.
 
4 days ago  
The school needs the guy who says No bows, no blades, leave your weapons here.
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4 days ago  
I always carry at least two. You never know if you will need to keep a grip on something while getting your knife out so you need one easily accessible to your free hand.

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4 days ago  
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4 days ago  
My grandfather was really old-school. He taught me that a gentleman always carries a handkerchief, a lighter, and a pocket knife. The day has rarely passed when I haven't needed ant least two of those.

But I usually carry a six inch fixed blade knife as well. Not necessarily as a weapon, but for those times when I need a tool for a project that a pocket knife can't handle. That being said, ten knives is a bit much.
 
4 days ago  
Article with mugshot and slightly more information.

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4 days ago  

SpaceyCat: The 18-year-old Owens, who is not a student at Central High, told police he was meeting a friend.

So... an adult who likely just recently graduated high school, walking around a school with a fair number of knives.  Not an intelligent person....


mom either consider she knew about the knives
 
4 days ago  

gonegirl: Article with mugshot and slightly more information.

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If you can't sing, you should always try guitar before moving on to knives.
 
4 days ago  
So if carrying a concealed weapon in a school is a felony, and possessing a weapon during commission of a felony is a felony, he should face ten factorial felony charges, right?
 
4 days ago  

FrancoFile: Ma'am, your son wears a leather jacket in the summer.  In Indiana.

You raised a moron.


I used to wear a one everyday. It's not a big deal.

I never wear shorts or sandals either, because I'm a man, not a toddler.
Let me just guess what you wear...
 
4 days ago  
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4 days ago  

ds615: FrancoFile: Ma'am, your son wears a leather jacket in the summer.  In Indiana.

You raised a moron.

I used to wear a one everyday. It's not a big deal.

I never wear shorts or sandals either, because I'm a man, not a toddler.
Let me just guess what you wear...


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4 days ago  

ds615: I never wear shorts or sandals either, because I'm a man, not a toddler.
Let me just guess what you wear...


Good thinking. If you wore shorts people would see the stick up your ass hanging out.
 
4 days ago  
That's why I always open carry my 10 knives.
 
4 days ago  
When I traveled Europe in the late 80's I found my self passing through Switzerland. I wanted two things. Swiss chocolate and an authentic Swiss Army Knife.

Well, the chocolate didn't last very long and I still carry my Authentic Swiss Army Knife.
 
4 days ago  

Commander Lysdexic: Where they high-capacity assault knives?


BIPOD KNIFE!!
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4 days ago  
I have a Skeletool, a Swiss Army Cybertool, and a handful of other smaller pocket knives.

Usually carrying one is enough.

I do wonder if they are using cop math and counting each blade as a separate knife....
 
4 days ago  

steklo: Swiss Army Knife


that kid in TFA WAS a Swiss Army Knife
 
4 days ago  

TheGreatGazoo: I do wonder if they are using cop math and counting each blade as a separate knife....


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4 days ago  
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Victims...aren't we all?
 
4 days ago  
Maybe he was hunting ghouls?

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4 days ago  

jaytkay: TheGreatGazoo: I do wonder if they are using cop math and counting each blade as a separate knife....

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And at least 3 lighters.  Right.
 
4 days ago  
The police needs to profile white males.
 
4 days ago  
"he always carries several knives under his leather jacket in summer months."

I like how it's a seasonal thing, like wearing white after labor day.
 
4 days ago  

jaytkay: TheGreatGazoo: I do wonder if they are using cop math and counting each blade as a separate knife....

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What 18 year old in America carries a flip phone?
 
4 days ago  

ds615: FrancoFile: Ma'am, your son wears a leather jacket in the summer.  In Indiana.

You raised a moron.

I used to wear a one everyday. It's not a big deal.

I never wear shorts or sandals either, because I'm a man, not a toddler.
Let me just guess what you wear...



You sound so macho!

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4 days ago  

jaytkay: TheGreatGazoo: I do wonder if they are using cop math and counting each blade as a separate knife....

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That's getting to the point where it must have started to affect his ability to walk.
Yeeks!  Cops were right to stop him, and smart to photograph what they found on him.
 
4 days ago  

drjekel_mrhyde: jaytkay: TheGreatGazoo: I do wonder if they are using cop math and counting each blade as a separate knife....

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What 18 year old in America carries a flip phone?


One who has already spent all his money on knives?
(pay per use burners are usually cheap flip phones)
 
4 days ago  
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4 days ago  

ds615: I never wear shorts or sandals either, because I'm a man, not a toddler.


Non Florida like typing detected.
 
4 days ago  
Well, he seems like a perfectly normal and well-balanced young man. I mean, his mom vouches for him and everything.

You know, because crazy never, ever runs in families.
 
4 days ago  
How, how, HOW is there no Indiana tag yet?
 
4 days ago  

hubiestubert: Guy was selling knives to high school kids.


18 IS high school kid age still.

I don't subscribe to the 18 = adult philosophy, especially considering our 70 year old president unelect is more than twice my age but still a toddler.
 
4 days ago  

ds615: FrancoFile: Ma'am, your son wears a leather jacket in the summer.  In Indiana.

You raised a moron.

I used to wear a one everyday. It's not a big deal.

I never wear shorts or sandals either, because I'm a man, not a toddler.
Let me just guess what you wear...


Its adorable when people tie their manliness to their clothing.

If you define your manhood by fashion, you've got bigger problems than sandals.
 
4 days ago  

croesius: If you define your manhood by fashion, you've got bigger



Damn right I've got bigger.

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4 days ago  

croesius: ds615: FrancoFile: Ma'am, your son wears a leather jacket in the summer.  In Indiana.

You raised a moron.

I used to wear a one everyday. It's not a big deal.

I never wear shorts or sandals either, because I'm a man, not a toddler.
Let me just guess what you wear...

Its adorable when people tie their manliness to their clothing.

If you define your manhood by fashion, you've got bigger problems than sandals.


I know people that choose to wear sandals and cargo shorts because of a lifestyle* choice.
They are *obese. That is the only way they can get dressed and get to their stuff.
 
4 days ago  
He seems a little too old to be there.

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4 days ago  
So being cool isn't allowed any more?
 
4 days ago  
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4 days ago  

nativefloridian: "he always carries several knives under his leather jacket in summer months."

I like how it's a seasonal thing, like wearing white after labor day.


He has to scale down a bit in the summer.  It's too hot to wear his winter cutlery collection coat in the summer -- you should see how many knives are in that one.
 
4 days ago  
Actually, it does seem legit. Teenagers love "cool" stuff like having a bunch of a knives. Or wearing a leather coat regardless of time of year. Or mall shop "swords". Or fedoras. There's all sorts of stupid crap that teenagers think are cool, and it's wrong to apply a zero-tolerance zero-thought panicky attitude to this kid. He's not too bright, and he hasn't gotten out of his "I'm a ninja" teenage phase yet. Big deal. Take all the knives from him, ban him from campus, and give him a swift kick in the ass. But for farks sake don't destroy the future of a dumb kid for dumb kid stuff.
 
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