Skip to comments.8th grade student suspended, arrested over gun t-shirt
Posted on 04/19/2013 12:00:17 PM PDT by Olog-hai
When 8th grade student Jared Marcum got dressed for school this morning, he says he had no idea that his pro-Second Amendment shirt would initiate what he calls a fight over his First Amendment rights.
It was the image of a gun printed on Jareds t-shirt that sparked a dispute between a Logan Middle School teacher and Jared, that ended with Jared suspended, arrested and facing two charges, obstruction and disturbing the education process, on his otherwise spotless record.
Jareds father Allen Lardieri says hes angry he had to rush from work to pick his son up from jail over something he says was blown way out of proportion.
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Get a lawyer. Threaten to sue the retards at the school and they’ll stop this BS. It works for everyone else, it SHOULD work for Americans. Maybe not but it’s worth a shot.
Libs have even infiltrated and taken over (at least the schools) West Virginia? Shows you just how insidious the b***ards are. They MUST be stopped.
Teach that worthless school how to spell “lawsuit”.
Make them hate that word.
And make them pay.
Public schools are slime.
Disturbing the education process is a crime?
The school would be totally ok with him wearing a shirt with a f*g flag or two dudes kissing on it though.
Its disgusting how low our society has sunk”
Where is the ACLU?
They won’t care because none of them will have to pay out of their own pockets.
disturbing the education process is a charge?!?!?!?!
Defund the education system. I don’t care if you like watching your high school football team and you think the school is part of the community. I am sick of being responsible for funding these corrupt institutions. Defund it. Home schools, private schools, even charter schools are OK but no government education.
I’m thinking this kid’s college education is paid for.
“Get a lawyer. Threaten to sue the retards at the school and theyll stop this BS. It works for everyone else, it SHOULD work for Americans. Maybe not but its worth a shot.”
To sue you have to have a cause of action; being pissed-off won’t do. Also, it costs $5000 down and $500/hr to operate the legal system. The legal system is not usable unless you have a 3rd party paying the bills; like the government. If he were black, gay, Indian, etc. and it was a “hate” crime he could sue regardless. (I had a lawyer tell me that if I fit one of the protected categories he’d take the suit even if I was lying to him. He said the other side knows the government pocket has no bottom and he could force a settlement regardless of having a case or not.)
This poor child was assaulted by a sick teacher and harassed using state-sponsored violence and threats.
The teacher deserves no less than a terrifying response.
Everybody needs to send their kids in Guns & Roses shirts.
Many school policies do prohibit images of weapons on clothing, but without that explicit prohibition in writing, the school is legally in the wrong. I'll bet they will have a written policy on that by the start of the next school year if not sooner. As the father, I would (1) sue, as much as I despise most lawsuits, and (2) buy a wardrobe with a broad range of messages to push the buttons of the liberal whiners in that school: Second Amendment quotes, NRA quotes, and everything pro-freedom but without images that violate the letter of the dress code.
There are so many options, many of which are particularly fun or educational. If I stayed in that school, I'd do it - and warn the disgustingly wimpy teacher not to retaliate in grades or in any other manner unless she wants to face years of lawsuits. Classmates should learn where Molon Labe comes from - it adds to the coolness of independence and of the ability to defend yourself instead of waiting for the police to come with your toe tag. Classmates should learn the history and modern meaning of the Gadsden flag - again high in coolness.
Advice to father: Sue, sue, and then sue again. Make ‘em want to host a Friends of the NRA banquet in the school cafeteria one weekend...
I have a Massachusetts quarter with an imprint of an ARMED Minuteman on the back. . .so. . .isn’t that having an image of a weapon on school grounds and illegal?
I keep the quarter in my wallet for situations where the topic comes up and all the brain-dead students and “teachers” rally on about how we should have NO images whatsoever of weapons—no exceptions!
Don’t just threaten to sue, do it. People have to sue the bejeezus out of these clowns every time and everywhere this happens until they know they can’t run rough shod over peoples rights. Will they next suspend and arrest a student if they were wearing a Che Shirt with a circle with a bar thru it over the picture? Can’t desecrate their heroes.
Disarming the American public continues apace in elementary and high schools in the form of scary cookies, drawings and alarming tee-shirts.
Elsewhere, walking around with a firearm, even where legal, has risen to the level of disturbing the peace and police apprehension if only one wussified member of the community (or political activist) is “frightened”.
Arrested?? Sue them into the stone age.
Can’t wait til they try that with my kiddies, who wear, with pride, regularly, The Fighting SeaBees logo (honoring the memory of their grandfather)
Not a peep yet here in Western PA....
Neat shirts. Where get one?
Exactly, I’d buy my kid a whole new wardrobe, all with 2A and/or NRA messages. Wear one every day.
And I would picket the bitch’s house so all her neighbors knew she was an intolerant skag that abused children.
“Disturbing the education process”? Like a Teacher’s Strike?
What else should one expect when you let others pay for your children’s education.
If the parents were writing the tuition check each month, it would be a different story.
Fortunately, they didn't get suspended or anything.
I just told him that the people who make the rules at his school are idiots. I explained that just because a rule is a rule doesn't make it right. What is right is what his mom, dad and church tell him. It was actually a good teaching lesson and hopefully from now on he will take what his school says with a grain of salt.
I wish it was feasible to send him to a private school or home school but it just isn't. I pay a bunch in taxes so that we can live in a real good school district in a conservative area so I didn't think I had to worry about things like this but I guess I do.
That’s my comment as well.
The people making the decisions need to be held responsible for those decisions.
Whoever pushed this to the point of his arrest and expulsion needs to face personal, individual civil penaltie$.
Like a Teachers Strike?
Or like getting fake doctor's excuses to go march for obammy.
When I was this kids age I had a neighbor who drove for a local brewery. He used to give us kids different sorts of swag, including t-shirts emblazoned with the company (beer) logo.
I made the mistake of wearing such a t-shirt to school and was given the choice of changing into something from the lost~&~found pile or going home. I guess it was the enthusiasm with which I shouted “Go home!” that rankled them such that they called my mom and insisted she come fetch me.
I learned early on what joyless people the indoctrinators were ;-)
This country’s mentality is fast circling the drain. “Land of the Free” ... “Home of the Brave”.. really?
Lots of places to get them - any search should find a site you like (I prefer not to endorse specific businesses on FR, even when I approve of the business).
There is a law against disturbing the educational process?
B.S. meter now in the red.
Cops just making up laws now?
Truly the barbarians are inside the walls.
I suspect...we ain’t seen nothing yet!
Thank God, I was finished with public schools 40 years ago, before Communist indoctrination became the norm. This country needs a hard reboot.
Perhaps a flood of phone calls to that school with a heads-up that we will donate to that family’s lawsuit against not only that school but the individual teacher might focus their minds on just how wrong they are....
Logan Middle School
14 Wildcat Way
Logan, WV 25601
Phone: (304) 752-1804
The publicity over this will “disrupt the education process” even further, I’ll bet.
School officials should be arrested for wasting taxpayer money and the cops time. This is no different than the lady who called the cops because McDonalds messed up her food order.
Our public education system is a lost cause with administrators like these.
First Amendment applies. Government issuing punishment for constitutionally protected speech, especially without the benefit of a specific policy framework, would work just fine as a basis for action. Still would need to navigate the precedents carefully, Tinker, Fraser, Hazelwood, etc. But doable.
As for cost, there are any number of con law firms, mostly for Christian legal fights, that are donation driven, and might well be able to help out on a pro bono basis. Furthermore, lots of lawyers right now hungry for any kind of work. Trust me on this. The kid could get help for way less than 500/hr. Just needs to shop a bit.
The teacher, the principal and the cop who arrested this young man should be arrested for child abuse, false imprisonment and false arrest. Then, they should all be sued. Time to play this game using their rules.
Here, explain the cops’ actions in this one. Arrested a kid for wearing a gun t-shirt. Really?
“We have absolute access to America’s schoolrooms.”
Bill Ayres, from earlier this year.
There should be legal consequences for these hostile actions against the children.
The kids are forced to attend these schools, be rated and qualified by these schools, and effectively have their opportunities in life dictated by these schools. It is #ing unnerving that a kid makes a controversial gesture or where’s a 2A shirt, and subsequently gets a record!!!
How the Hell are we to respond? There’s got to be some type of legal path that can be taken to prevent these PC abuses against the children.