Second chances: Student focuses on his future for son


Brandon Wethington, 20, will graduate from the Clark-Pleasant Academy. Scott Roberson / Daily Journal

As Brandon Wethington sat in the Johnson County jail, looking across a table at his 2-year-old son, he knew he had to make a change.

Wethington, 20, had spent much of his time since he was 16 getting high and had been arrested three times for marijuana possession in two years. Two of those arrests landed him in jail for more than 30 days last summer. Halfway through his sentence, Wethington’s mother brought his son, Aiden, to visit.

Seeing Aiden was difficult. Hearing “Daddy, I love you” was worse.

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