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UPDATE: Eighth-Grader Jailed For NRA Shirt At School Returns To Class — In The Same Shirt

April 23, 2013 by  

A West Virginia eighth-grader who was suspended and arrested for wearing a National Rifle Association T-shirt to school showed up for his first day back at class wearing the very shirt that originally drew all the unwanted attention from one school employee.

But there was a little vindication this time: Lots of kids showed their support by donning the same shirt, with no apparent threat of suspension or arrest.

Police in Logan, W. Va., told the student, Jared Marcum, he’d been charged with obstruction and disturbing the education process, although Marcum’s attorney said he won’t be formally charged until after prosecuting attorneys had thoroughly investigated what initially took place.

Marcum’s father has requested a copy of a surveillance video that may show the initial incident that led to the suspension and arrest. The school has not disputed that Marcum behaved with civility when he was first confronted by a school official about the shirt, which depicts a hunting rifle above the slogan “protect your right.”

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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  • Jana

    Hooray for that young man! Hooray for the rest of the kids who are supporting him.

  • Jim

    A great example of American patriotism. May God bless those kids and their parents for taking an active role in support of our Constitution.


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