8th Grader Jared Marcum Arrested & Suspended for Wearing NRA ‘Protect Your Right’ T-Shirt With Image of Gun
How do things like this happen in the United States?
Jared Marcum, an 8th grader at the Logan Middle School in West Virginia has been arrested, suspended and faces charges for wearing an NRA T-shirt with the image of a firearm and the words “Protect Your Right” printed on it to school. HUH? Police confirmed that Marcum had been arrested and faced charges of obstruction and disturbing the education process after getting into an argument with a teacher. HUH? The school is claiming that the shirt that Marcum was wearing, an NRA shirt that had “Protect Your Right” on it with the image of a gun violated the school’s dress code. However, no where in reviewing the school’s dress code policy did the 8th grader appear to violate said policy. No where in the dress code policy did it prohibit gun images.
Unreal. This school and this foolish teacher would attempt to ruin a kids life by having him arrested over a shirt with the image of a gun on it. Liberalism and PC running wild. Who knew that a pro-Second Amendment shirt would result in an 8th graders First Amendment rights being trampled? So where is the ACLU coming to his aid to protect his civil rights?
WOWK 13 Charleston, Huntington WV News, Weather, Sports
WOWK-TV reported Jared Marcum saying he never thought there would be a problem with his pro-Second Amendment apparel.
“I never thought it would go this far because honestly I don’t see a problem with this. There shouldn’t be a problem with this,” Marcum told WOWK-TV.
Police confirmed that Marcum had been arrested and faced charges of obstruction and disturbing the education process after getting into an argument over the shirt with a teacher at Logan Middle School, which is south of Charleston.
How does all this lead to an arrest and an 8th grader being sent to jail? Seriously, how does a dress code issue wind up in a school calling the police and attempting to ruin a kids life? Is this how educators think they are providing our children with an education? Maybe the teachers and school administrators need to do a home work assignment of their own and read the US Constitution.
This family should sue this school district and the teacher who he got into the argument with individually.
UPDATE I: The families lawyer, Ben White, said that the T-shirt did not appear to violate any school policy. White said he also wants to get the criminal charges dropped. It was the school that created this incident by improperly interpreting their own dress code policy and then escalating it with calling the police.
Their lawyer, Ben White, said that the T-shirt did not appear to violate any school policy.
“I just don’t understand why this teacher reacted the way he did,” said White, who said he asked school officials to preserve surveillance video of the cafeteria.
White said he planned to meet Monday with Principal Ernestine Sutherland.
Posted April 20, 2013 by Scared Monkeys
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So, a T-shirt with the image of a pressure cooker
and a statement to outlaw those cookers would
be permitted? Political correctness is a way the
serfs are to be controlled by princely governments.
SM: Great point. Can’t wear nails or ball-bearings either.
The liberal democrats will side with this terrorist . Wevwill se another dog and pony show just like the Ft Hood killer.
When an eithth grader can be arrested for wearing a t shirt, this country is gone to the dogs.
SM: Yea, an 8th grader gets arrested for wearing a t-shirt, yet the FBI let a terrorist go, Boston bombing suspect #1, when the US was warned by Russia that this punk was becoming radicalized.
The teacher felt threatened and decided to create a scene. The real problem is that LE has sided with the school and made the arrest.
The father needs to sue the school district and the police for making an arrest based on feelings rather than law.
The media needs to report the truth. This kid was not arrested for wearing the NRA t shirt. He was arrested for preventing the officer from conducting his investigation. At no time did the officer ask the student to remove his shirt.
SM: The police should never have been there in the first place.
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