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Making a Felony Out of It

Some Georgia lawmakers say they want to change the state's “zero tolerance” law on weapons at school after two teens were charged with felony violations of that law in separate instances. Andrew Williams was charged after an assistant principal at Allatoona High School found a pocket knife in the center console of his car, and Cody Chitwood was charged after police found knives in a tackle box he'd left in his car after a fishing trip. Both face up to 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine if convicted of the charges.

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