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8th Grader’s Gun T-shirt Leads To Arrest

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According to reports, an 8th grader in West Virginia was suspended and arrested after wearing an NRA t-shirt to school, which says: NRA: Protect Your Right” and features a picture of a rifle.

The shirt apparently caused an argument between the student, Jared Marcum, and a teacher at Logan Middle School. Yahoo News reports:

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.

There is no apparent language banning such shirts in the school’s policy.

Here’s an interview from CBS 13 with the student and his father, who are both, obviously, pretty unhappy:

WOWK 13 Charleston, Huntington WV News, Weather, Sports

The father, Allen Lardieri, has pledged to do everything in his legal power to “make sure this does not happen again”.

The school has remained quiet.

8th Grader’s Gun T-shirt Leads To Arrest


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  • George Bush

    Right wing extremists scare the hell out of me.

  • Ron Taylor

    The teacher should be arrested for obstruction an interfering with the educational process

  • http://AOL Ron

    Just another infringement on The Constitutional Rights of free Americans. HOW LONG WILL TRUE AMERICANS TAKE THIS B.S.

  • bill

    hard to make any judgment on this without more facts. if a t shirt with any political statement (WOMEN’S RIGHTS ETC) is not permitted, that may be acceptable, but what actually happened? if the teacher went beyond saying you can’t wear any political shirts in school, and got into an argument over the issue, than it may be totally different, either could be to blame.

  • son of liberty

    our rights are being curtailed at every turn the school should in keeping with the lessons of history tell their students to say what they think about our rights not sweep them under the carpet

  • http://yahoo.com lcp380

    Wake up people, it has started. They are slowing working on taking away all of our rights and freedoms. WAKE UP, WAKE UP NOW because one morning when you do wake up you find the only rights you have left are the ones they decide they want you to have.

  • JACOB

    AS LIBERAL I AM AGAINST PEOPLE HAVING THE ABILITY TO GET THEIR HAND ON HIGH POWERED RIFFLES HOWEVER i AM A GREAT PROPONENT OF THE 1ST AMENDMENT AND THE CHILD IN THIS INSTANT IS CORRECT HE SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO WEAR WHAT EVER HE WANTS. OUR SCHOOLS ARE TURNING INTO A PLACE WHERE FREETHINKING AND INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS ARE IGNORED. i HOPE THE PARENTS KICKS SOME SERIOUS ASS IN THAT SCHOOL FOR WHAT THEY DID TO HIS SON.

    • Alfred Somerville

      As a liberal(or anyone else) who wants to be taken seriously, please consult a dictionary before commenting. “Riffles? REALLY??? I agree with your stand on free speech, but you could use some help from “spell check”.

  • Maqtt

    Liberals are really the lowest form of life on earth. Liberals constantly want to give away all our rights just to make an argument. This teacher should be hunted down and killed, while raping his family while he watches. Then video it and make every liberal in America watch it.

    • Alfred Somerville

      “Maqtt”, you are just the type of emotion-ruled loudmouth who gives conservatives a bad name. A word of advice, “Be sure brain is engaged before putting mouth in gear”.

    • RJ

      Maqtt, while I am not fond of the small brained people that reside in this country known as liberals, your ire towards them almost makes you sound like them. They are always outraged at this or that and have scathing arguments of why their view is the only correct view. There are few people that are as outraged as the liberal, who will get violent to get their point of peace and harmony across.
      That a student had a difference of an opinion to that of a liberal teacher and was arrested? God must love stupid people since there seems to be such an abundance. Uh OH, I said God, is the ACLU going to hunt me down since I incorproated religion in this post that might offend some atheist?

    • Joe

      Hey Matt: I’m sure you are not responsible for not knowing what “liberal” means. The MSM and ppl like Grover Nordqvist have helped to reinforce an ignorant perversion of what liberal thinking means. Ill give you a short-list of liberal thinkers. Study their words and then THINK before using “liberal” as if it is a slur:
      Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin, James Madison and the Father of our country George Washington

  • http://yahoo.com Denny

    I believe there are many organizations like the nra or green peace,that carry their views to the extreme and there fore the displaying of ANY ratical group should not be allowed in schools. A lot of schools have been ahead of the curve on this one for a long time. Shortly after I left high school,the district enacted a ruling that made it against policy to wear ANY T-shirt;promoting a product,a cause,a production,any vulgarity,any political view and so-on. That was in the mid-60′s!!

    • Alfred Somerville

      NRA is NOT a “radical group”( by the way, that is the correct spelling) on a par with the Greenpeace eco-terrorists. As a proud member of the foremost protector of our Second Amendment rights, I resent such a comparison. NRA members work within the law to ensure the rights of peaceful American gun owners, and the last time I checked, such self-expression was protected by the First Amnendment. Get your head out of your butt, “Denny”, and learn to respect OUR rights as we respect yours, no matter how wrong you are. THAT is the American way!

  • Doc

    Good morning America, welcome to the new world order. Here we can legally take the life of a unborn baby, (an event that History will look back on as the second holocost) but don’t you dare where a NRA T-Shirt supporting our Second Amendment Rights!
    Time to wake up America, all of us and remember… A person without the right to legally own a firearm is a “Subject”, but a person who CAN legally own a firearm is a “CITIZEN!”

  • mike mitchell

    Dam Teabaggers

  • Steve Mervau

    Please follow up this story. This is complete BS.

  • Martin Braun

    What kind of state allows a 13 year old to be arrested? It’s bad enough that in NY the law makes people adults before the law at age 16. But the idea that a 13 year old can be held or arrested in W Va. is pretty weird. What’s worse is that public school officials would initiate such an arrest of someone they stand “in loco parentis”. The father should sue them all to hell for child abuse and child abandonment for both allowing his arrest and not ensuring his immediate return home. Public school is mandatory but is not supposed to be a prison sentence.

  • Larry

    Us people have gone crazy. All these knee-jerk reactions.

  • Alfred Somerville

    This happened in WEST VIRGINIA???? I didn’t realize that the gun-hating neo-fascist “brain police” had spread so far. I hope Allen Lardieri sues those fools for violating his son’s First Amendment rights. He most certainly needs to send them a message that this kind of infringement WILL never happen again!!!

  • Gene Bono

    Fire the teacher

  • Wayne

    AGAIN! Prosecuted for freedon of speech!

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