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  • Charge dropped against student who wore NRA shirt

    06/28/2013 1:30:27 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 60 replies
    Breitbart (I miss him) ^ | 06-28-2013 | By JOHN RABY
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. A criminal charge has been dismissed against a West Virginia middle school student who refused a teacher's order to remove a National Rifle Association T-shirt he wore to school. Logan County Circuit Judge Eric O'Briant signed an order dismissing an obstruction charge Thursday against 14-year-old Jared Marcum stemming from an April 18 incident at Logan Middle School. Marcum was charged after a police officer told him to stop talking, but the studen
  • Prosecution Attempts Gag Order for Teen in NRA shirt controversy

    06/25/2013 7:10:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    State Jounal ^ | 6/25/13 | staff
    The case of Jared Marcum, the Logan County teen suspended from school, arrested and charged with obstructing an officer after refusing to change out of his NRA T-shirt at school, has taken another turn. Marcum was back at the Logan County Courthouse June 24, two weeks before he was scheduled to appear. The reason? An emergency gag order hearing requested by prosecutors Christopher White and Sabrina Deskins. "We were here because the prosecution filed a motion for a gag order," said Ben White, Marcum's attorney. "My opinion is because, seemingly, they want to take it out of the court of...
  • 8th grader who wore NRA shirt to school now facing possible jail time

    06/22/2013 10:58:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/22/2013 | Jazz Shaw
    We first brought you coverage of this story back in April, and as shocking as it was, I’d assumed we’d pretty much heard the end of it. In case you missed it, here’s the short recap: When 8th grade Jared Marcum got dressed for school on Thursday 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 Jared’s t-shirt that sparked a dispute between a Logan Middle School teacher and Jared, that ended with Jared suspended, arrested and...
  • The 14-year-old kid arrested over his pro-NRA shirt now faces a year in jail

    06/18/2013 8:01:35 AM PDT · by grundle · 32 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | June18, 2013
    The West Virginia eighth-grader who was suspended and arrested in late April after he refused to remove a t-shirt supporting the National Rifle Association appeared in court this week and was formally charged with obstructing an officer. As CBS affiliate WTRF reports, 14-year-old Jared Marcum now faces a $500 fine and a maximum of one year in prison. The boys father, Allen Lardieri, is not pleased. Me, Im more of a fighter and so is Jared and eventually were going to get through this, Lardieri told WTRF. I dont think it should have ever gotten this far. Every aspect of...
  • THANK YOU School Board Gets Rid of Zero Tolerance After Boys Suspended for Using Pencils as Guns

    06/17/2013 9:58:37 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 17 replies
    Finally! We have common sense in our public schools, at least in one Virginia school district anyway. After two boy were suspended for using pencils like guns, the Suffolk School Board decided to review their current weapons policy, which was a very strict zero tolerance policy which left no room for interpretation. According to 10News.com, Under the revised policy, school administrators can look at factors such as intentions of harm and whether the object is listed as a weapon to determine the punishment. Ordinary objects will not be considered weapons A local television station reports that school board members voted...
  • Eighth-Grader Who Refused to Remove NRA Shirt Could Face Year in Prison

    06/17/2013 6:03:27 PM PDT · by grundle · 41 replies
    National Review ^ | June 17, 2013 | Ian Tuttle
    Perhaps a suddenly firearm-friendly President Obama can put in a good word for Jared Marcum. In April, Marcum, an eighth-grader at Logan Middle School in Logan, W. Va., was arrested when he refused to take off his NRA t-shirt. The New York Daily News reports: The clothing kerfuffle began when Marcum wore a shirt bearing the NRAs logo and a hunting rifle. As he stood in line in the cafeteria, a teacher ordered him to either change shirts or turn it inside out.Marcum declined and was sent to the office, where an officer was dispatched after he again refused to...
  • Happy Fathers Day: President Obama and his daughter play with toy guns

    06/17/2013 8:01:44 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 40 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | June 16, 2013 | Robby Soave
    Wishing Americans a happy Fathers Day, the White House tweeted a picture of President Obama and one of his daughters playing with toy water pistols. The Tweet comes at a time when several schools around the countryfearful that such toys make kids more prone to violent behaviorhave launched trade-in programs that encourage children to exchange their harmless toy guns for chances to win prizes, like books and bicycles. One such trade-in took place last weekend at Strobridge Elementary in California. Principal Chris Hill, who organized the event, explained that toy guns desensitize kids toward gun violence.
  • Suspension wont be removed for five-year-old grilled over cap gun who then peed his pants

    06/17/2013 7:47:51 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 83 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 6-17-2013 | Eric Owens
    School officials in Calvert County, Maryland have denied a request to expunge the suspension of the kindergartener who brought a plastic cap gun on a school bus last month and then wet his pants during a subsequent interrogation. The refusal came in the form of a letter dated Friday, reports The Washington Post. The letter stated that the five-year-old did bring a cap gun in his book bag. It also charged that some other children were frightened and told school officials that they couldnt discern if the orange-tipped cowboy-style gun was real or fake. The unidentified kindergartener had brought the...
  • 14-year-old at the center of "NRA T-Shirt Controversy" now facing possibility of 1 year in jail

    06/16/2013 4:42:40 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 40 replies
    WTRF.com ^ | Jun 14, 2013 | Charlo Greene
    Suspended and arrested after refusing to change his NRA shirt. Today, 14-year-old Jared Marcum appeared before a judge and was officially charged with obstructing an officer. A $500 fine and up to a year in jail, that's the penalty that Jared could face, now that a judge has allowed the prosecution to move forward with it's obstructing an officer charge against him.
  • Boy Who Refused to Take Off NRA Shirt Facing Possibility of 1 Year in Jail

    06/15/2013 9:32:09 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 48 replies
    libertycrier.com ^ | JUNE 15, 2013 | binaryloop
    Suspended and arrested after refusing to change his NRA shirt. Today, 14-year-old Jared Marcum appeared before a judge and was officially charged with obstructing an officer.
  • 7-Year-Old Boy Who Made Gun-Shaped Pastry Has Appeal Denied

    06/11/2013 7:21:46 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 82 replies
    The family of the 7-year-old boy from Ann Arundel County elementary school who was suspended for making a gun shape out of a pastry has tried to clear the boys record. This story made headlines across the country as the gun control debate has taken center stage among many elementary schools as some school administrators flex their muscles with a zero tolerance policy that excuses itself from common sense. But according to the Baltimore Sun school officials denied the boys familys appeal on Monday, not allowing the boys record to be expunged of the incident. Robin Ficker, attorney for Park...
  • Nebraska school officials want boy named 'Hunter' to change his name

    06/07/2013 7:52:13 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 53 replies
    GOP USA ^ | June 7, 2013 | Rick Jensen
    Liberals believe in creating institutions to solve problems. Conservatives believe the individual is better at solving problems. A 3 year-old deaf boy in Lincoln, Nebraska is being bullied by public school officials to change his name because the hand sign for Hunter Spanjer looks like a weapon. The Grand Island school district has a policy that forbids kids bringing to school "any instrument ... that looks like a weapon." They can't change the sign, because it's the official hand sign for his name, registered through S.E.E., Sign Exact English. Pressure from the National Association of the Deaf and the public...
  • Guns and Grade-School Panic

    06/07/2013 7:36:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies
    CNS News ^ | 6/7/2013 | Brent Bozell III
    The specter of school shootings has brought a too-typical staple to local newspaper sections: the boys disciplined at (or suspended from) grade school for bringing a toy gun or anything resembling a gun. The Washington Post just found the latest wild overreaction, from Calvert County, Md., a blue state that's cracked down on gun rights. "A kindergartner who brought a cowboy-style cap gun onto his Calvert County school bus was suspended for 10 days after showing a friend the orange-tipped toy, which he had tucked inside his backpack on his way to school," according to the family.
  • 11-yr-old suspended from school for merely talking about guns

    06/05/2013 5:13:18 PM PDT · by yoe · 35 replies
    wmal ^ | June 3, 2013 | Martin Di Caro
    OWINGS, MD -- The father of a middle schooler in Calvert County, Md. says his 11-year-old son was suspended for 10 days for merely talking about guns on the bus ride home. Bruce Henkelman of Huntingtown says his son, a sixth grader at Northern Middle School in Owings, was talking with friends about the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre when the bus driver hauled him back to school to be questioned by the principal, Darrel Prioleau. "The principal told me that with what happened at Sandy Hook if you say the word 'gun' in my school you are going to...
  • Kindergarten and the Kafkaesque

    06/03/2013 7:21:38 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 8 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 6-3-2013 | Daren Jonescu
    To follow up on the recent story about a five-year-old boy suspended for showing a cap gun to his friend on a school bus, Investor's Business Daily relates a charming collection of similar anecdotes regarding such child abuse at U.S. re-education camps -- oops, I mean public schools. Each tale involves a very young child receiving severe punishment for the offense of imagining he had a gun. In the most recent case in question, a kindergarten student in Maryland shows his cap gun to a friend, and is browbeaten for two hours by school officials, without his mother even being...
  • Kindergartener interrogated over cap gun until he pees his pants, then suspended 10 days

    05/31/2013 10:47:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 90 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5/31/2013 | Eric Owens
    In the latest incident of anti-gun hysteria to erupt in a school setting, a kindergarten boy has been suspended from school for 10 days because he showed a friend his cowboy-style cap gun on the way to school.
  • Obama: Newtown Shooter Gunned Down 20 Children With 'Fully Automatic Weapon'

    04/04/2013 12:23:35 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 59 replies
    weeklystandard.com ^ | April 4 2013 | Danile Halper
    At a fundraiser last night in San Francisco, President Barack Obama said that the Newtown killer gunned down 20 children using a "fully automatic weapon." From the official transcript, provided by the White House: Now, over the next couple of months, weve got a couple of issues: gun control. (Applause.) I just came from Denver, where the issue of gun violence is something that has haunted families for way too long, and it is possible for us to create common-sense gun safety measures that respect the traditions of gun ownership in this country and hunters and sportsmen, but also make...
  • Boy, 7, suspended over pastry shape

    03/05/2013 6:33:20 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 40 replies
    upi ^ | March. 4, 2013
    BALTIMORE, - A Maryland father said it was "insanity" to suspend his 7-year-old son from school for chewing his breakfast pastry into the shape of a gun. Josh Welch, a second-grader at Park Elementary School in Baltimore, said he was trying to chew his breakfast pastry into the shape of a mountain during breakfast at the school Friday, WBFF-TV, Baltimore, reported Monday. "It was already a rectangle and I just kept on biting it and biting it and tore off the top and it kinda looked like a gun but it wasn't." the boy said. "All I was trying to...
  • Beck Asks: When Are You Going to Take Your Kid Out of School?

    03/04/2013 6:34:24 AM PST · by St_Thomas_Aquinas · 76 replies
    Glenn Beck Show | 3/4/2013 | Glenn Beck
    Glenn is PO'd this morning about the two recent school incidents involving guns, the Pop Tart "gun" story, and the Florida story, where the kid who wrestled a gun away from a gunman was suspended, because he didn't wait for "first responders." He's been asking, "When America, are you going to take your children out of these schools?" "I know it's hard... You say, 'I don't know how to homeschool.' Well, I don't either. But we're doing it."
  • Colorado second-grader suspended for throwing IMAGINARY grenade during recess

    02/05/2013 11:41:42 AM PST · by tom h · 49 replies
    Fox31 Denver ^ | February 4, 2013 | David Mitchell and Julie Hayden
    KDVR NEWS A 2nd grader has been suspended from school in Loveland for a make believe game he was playing. The 7-year-old says he was trying to save the world. But school administrators say he broke a key rule during his pretend play. I was trying to save people and I just cant believe I got dispended, says Alex Evans, who doesnt understand his suspension any better than he can pronounce it. Its called rescue the world, he says. He was playing a game during recess at Lovelands Mary Blair Elementary School and threw an imaginary grenade into a...
  • 7-year-old playing an imaginary game at school gets "dispended" for real (Article and Video)

    02/05/2013 12:02:06 AM PST · by beaversmom · 47 replies
    Fox 31 ^ | February 4, 2013 | David Mitchell and Julie Hayden
    LOVELAND, Colo. A 2nd grader has been suspended from school in Loveland for a make believe game he was playing. The 7-year-old says he was trying to save the world. But school administrators say he broke a key rule during his pretend play. I was trying to save people and I just cant believe I got dispended, says Alex Evans, who doesnt understand his suspension any better than he can pronounce it. Its called rescue the world, he says. He was playing a game during recess at Lovelands Mary Blair Elementary School and threw an imaginary grenade into a...
  • Politics: 2nd grader suspended for possession of imaginary hand grenades

    02/05/2013 12:24:00 PM PST · by Morgana · 27 replies
    caintv ^ | ROBERT LAURIE
    More asinine overreaction from the quivering minds of school officials In Loveland Colorado, about 45 minutes North of Denver, a 7-year-old 2nd grader has been suspended for trying to save the world. It appears that the boy lobbed "an imaginary grenade into a box with what he called pretend evil forces inside." According to the child, he pretended to blow up the box "so nothing can get out and destroy the world." Thank God he wasn't carrying a Hello Kitty Bubble Gun, a small piece of paper, or a pointed finger. Who knows what kind of imaginary trauma he could...
  • Alexandria Cops Bust 10-year-old For Bringing Toy Gun to School

    02/06/2013 7:42:40 AM PST · by lbryce · 26 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 5 ,2013 | Naomi Jagoda
    The boy, a fifth-grader at Douglas MacArthur Elementary School whose name is not being released, was charged as a juvenile with brandishing a weapon, police said. He was also suspended from school, and Alexandria City Public Schools Superintendent Morton Sherman said further action is being considered, including expulsion. On Monday, the boy showed the plastic gun to at least one other student during a bus ride home from the school. The 10-year-old did not point it at anyone or threaten to shoot it, but he neglected to mention that the weapon was fake, said Alexandria police spokeswoman Ashley Hildebrandt. School...
  • High school teacher 'refused to mark students' assignments because they mentioned guns (Texas)

    02/21/2013 9:42:57 PM PST · by lowbridge · 29 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | february 21, 2013
    A high school English teacher has refused to grade two students' papers because they mentioned guns. Marshall Williams and Alex Wright, seniors at Denton High School in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, said the teacher, Dewey Christian, set an assignment to write a report about anything they wanted. Williams referenced a trip he had taken to the Fort Worth gun show, while Wright recounted a hunting trip, but both said the papers did not describe shooting guns. 'I said, "Me and my mum went to buy a gun" and as soon as he heard the word gun he told me to sit...
  • 7-Year-Old Suspended, Teacher Says He Shaped Pastry into Gun (w/video)

    03/02/2013 8:50:53 AM PST · by servo1969 · 83 replies
    foxbaltimore.com ^ | 3-1-2013 | Fox45
    <p>Children at Park Elementary School went home with a letter today explaining there was a disruption in school. Seven year old Josh Welch, and his father, say the disruption lead to a two day suspension for the second grader in Brooklyn Park.</p>
  • A Gun Out of a Mountain Out of a Molehill

    03/03/2013 5:20:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 3, 2013 | Paul Jacob
    When I was a kid, my parents made pancakes in various shapes: Clowns, wagons, Mickey Mouse. My mother may have made a gun-shaped pancake for me once. If not, certainly my father did. According to the latest “thinking” amongst “educators,” that gun-shaped pancake was child abuse. And they should know. They are in the child abuse business. The latest nonsense from our public school establishment is a certain hysterical over-reaction to guns. Not violence as such, but the mere image of guns. Take the recent case of a 7-year-old Maryland lad named Joshua, who, according to a Fox affiliate, was...
  • Student suspended for shaping Pop-Tart into gun

    03/04/2013 2:44:42 PM PST · by grundle · 38 replies
    ktnv.com ^ | March 3, 2013 | Krista Hostetler
    Baltimore, MD (KTNV) -- A student in Baltimore was suspended over breakfast. 7-year-old Josh Welch was eating a Pop-Tart at school. A teacher saw the pastry and said she thought it looked like it was being shaped into a gun. The teacher also said she heard Welch say, "Bang Bang" while he was holding it. That was enough to get him suspended. Welch said his teacher got it completely wrong, "It was already a rectangle and I just kept on biting it and tore off the top, and it kind of looked like a gun but it wasn't." Welch said...
  • Woman shot after man drops pistol at eatery

    01/14/2011 2:18:15 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 102 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | January 13, 2011 | Mike Glenn
    <p>A woman was struck by gunfire Thursday night after a pistol discharged when it was dropped by a patron at a restaurant in Kingwood, Houston police said.</p> <p>The woman and the gun owner were both customers at Raffa's American Bistro, 1660 W. Lake Houston Parkway.</p>