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Homesick Tiger
Greenbrier, AR
Member since Nov 2006
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Charges dismissed against NRA teeshirt teen

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.

Free at last, free at last

Chicago Cubs Fan
Member since Jun 2005
68097 posts

re: Charges dismissed against NRA teeshirt teen

After just last week the Judge threatened to throw a reporter and the kids family in jail for discussing the case?

Alabama Fan
Member since Jan 2008
90658 posts

re: Charges dismissed against NRA teeshirt teen


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

that right there tells you a lot.

baton rouge
Member since Sep 2005
31765 posts

re: Charges dismissed against NRA teeshirt teen
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.

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