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College student arrested for wearing a fake ammo belt held on 50k bail

FITCHBURG -- Family and friends of an
expelled Fitchburg State University student arrested on Tuesday for
allegedly possessing a semiautomatic rifle ammunition belt say the belt
is fake and nothing more than a fashion statement.They also say that Andrew K. Despres is being discriminated
against for his punk appearance and that the ammunition possession
charge and the $50,000 cash bail set at Fitchburg District Court on
Wednesday are the result of heightened emotions in response to the
recent school shooting in Newtown, Conn.Andrew Despres, 20, of New Bedford, was arrested on Tuesday for
trespassing and possessing ammunition without an FID card as he
attempted to remove his belongings from his FSU dorm room following his
from the school on Monday for alleged infractions including possessing
marijuana and other items prohibited on campus, including firecrackers
and a


Added: Dec-27-2012 Occurred On: Dec-27-2012
By: falsephrophet
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Tags: College, student, arrested, for, wearing, a, fake, ammo, belt, held, on, 50k, bail,
Location: Fitchburg, Massachusetts, United States (load item map)
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