Homesick Tiger LSU Fan Greenbrier, AR Member since Nov 2006 13899 posts
Charges dismissed against NRA teeshirt teen
(Posted on 6/29/13 at 6:50 am)
quote: The West Virginia eighth-grader arrested after refusing a teacher's demand he remove a National Rifle Association T-shirt he wore to school won't face criminal charges after all.
Jared Marcum, 14, was charged with obstruction following the April 18 incident after police who were called to Logan Middle School school said he refused to stop talking. The case generated national headlines, as Marcum's family and attorney, Ben White, claimed the demand that he remove the NRA shirt violated his right to freedom of speech. On Thursday, Logan County Circuit Judge Eric O'Briant signed an order dismissing the charge.
Alahunter Alabama Fan Member since Jan 2008 85926 posts
re: Charges dismissed against NRA teeshirt teen (Posted on 6/29/13 at 8:24 am to Lsut81)
quote: summoned back to court as prosecutors sought to have a gag order imposed on him and his family. They claimed Jared and his father talking to the press about the case was not in the boy's interest, a rationale his own attorney rejected
CITWTT LSU Fan baton rouge Member since Sep 2005 31765 posts
re: Charges dismissed against NRA teeshirt teen (Posted on 6/29/13 at 8:37 am to Alahunter)
That qoute and the context in it demonstrates that the school district and prosecutors wanted this case to be hidden under as much rubble as was availible. The next case is that of the teen from Texas arrested for his comments in a game as making terroristic threats.