A 14 year-old student was arrested this week in West Virginia after an argument with his teacher who was upset over his NRA t-shirt with the depiction of a gun. A dispute ensued which ended with the student being arrested on two counts of obstruction and disturbing the education process.
The Logan middle school student, Jared Marcum, was reported by the Washington Times as saying, “I’m still confused, thoroughly confused,” he told the station. “The school didn’t even make a statement to the news agencies, much less myself.”
The school district has a dress code policy of not allowing images of violence, profanity or discriminatory messages on clothing but says nothing about weapons. Which in my opinion would be ridiculous if they didn’t allow a child to wear a shirt with one of his Constitutional rights on it. Welcome to the world of the ridiculous.
Allen Lardieri, Jared’s father, vowed to fight against the charges not just for his son but to ensure it never happens again. He worries for his son’s future by having a black mark like this on his son’s record.