Skip to comments.Case Against Student Who Wore NRA T-Shirt to School Dismissed
Posted on 07/01/2013 11:25:52 AM PDT by Daffynition
On June 27th, in a positive resolution to a case which has captured the attention of advocates for First and Second Amendment rights, the case against 14-year-old Logan Middle School Honor Student Jared Marcum of Logan, W.V., was dismissed with prejudice. Marcum had been charged with obstructing an officer following an incident stemming from a Logan Middle School faculty member's reaction to Marcum wearing to school an NRA t-shirt featuring the words "Protect Your Right" and an image of a semiautomatic rifle. The charge against Jared carried a possible sentence of incarceration.
The entire episode started back on April 18th when Marcum was wearing his NRA t-shirt in school and a Logan Middle School band teacher took exception to Marcum's choice of attire. The Logan County Schools' Dress Code, however, had no restriction on clothing featuring firearms. Nevertheless, the teacher demanded that Marcum remove his shirt or turn it inside out. Marcum refused, citing his First Amendment rights, at which point the other Logan County school officials became involved. During the incident, Marcum's classmates were vocal in support of him.
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“I am also in favor of single sex schools.”
Once and done? I didn’t even have that?
First the board settles out of court for an with no admission of guilt and a non-disclosure agreement. The board gets little bad press if any and things go on as before.
Second the board fights the suit looses and appeals over and over again. The suit goes on for a decade or more and the press grows tried of covering the matter. It gets spotty coverage until the kid now an adult wins. By this time nearly all of the members of the board have been replaced by natural attrition and the teacher and principal have retired with full pensions.
The only way to really impact the facts on the ground is in the political arena. Change the population of school board and through them the school administration.
It's the polite way of the judge telling the prosecution they were effin' morons for ever walking into the courtroom with such charges in hand. We must maintain a certain decorum, you know...;-)
Now, as to the kid going after the morons at the school, I say sic'em, kid!!
” there needs to be the mother of all lawsuits. Now we know that the police and school board are special people who cannot be held accountable so what needs to happen is the school district and town need to get hit with a jury award so hideously large that all local taxes have to be doubled or worse.”
I am in complete agreement with you. The only thing that people understand sometimes is when they get hit in the wallet. Large cities are self-insured (i.e., Chicago) and are harder to break, but smaller cities can get hit and have their liability carrier drop them like a piece of day old dog doo-doo. They will DEFINITELY pay attention to this.
We hear all of the time that people don’t have to suffer consequences for their actions anymore. I don’t believe that this is true for ordinary citizens, but only for “protected classes”. If this gets evened out (cops indebted for life to the people whose rights they trampled, for example), these sorts of outrages will quickly disappear.
The battle to control thinking rages on.
You must be one old dude!
Can we dontate to this kid’s legal pile?
Just wait until the police start pulling him over every day after he gets his license.
“You must be one old dude!”
I have dirt in my back yard that’s younger than me.