Charge dismissed against student who refused to remove NRA shirt

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  1. opaww

    opaww New Member

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    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/06/28/charge-dropped-against-student-who-refused-to-remove-nra-shirt/


    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.
     
  2. PanBaccha

    PanBaccha New Member

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    Kudos to the kid. He showed more bravery in his stance than many men on a stage with teleprompters.
     

  3. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    That was an easy one for the judge. Let's hope a lot of othwer young folks will follow his example.
     
  4. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    let's chalk one up for the good guys! we see from this, that it's not just about our gun rights, but our right to free speech as well that are under attack by the liberals. and at least the judge saw fit to use some common sense.

    and if that teacher was offended by a T-shirt that promoted a respected organization that is fighting for our gun rights, then so be it.
     
  5. towboater

    towboater Well-Known Member

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    That teacher deserves a good whipping , in front of the students.
     
  6. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    Amen Brother!
     
  7. FullautoUSA

    FullautoUSA Welcoming Committee/ Resident Pellet Gunner Lifetime Supporter

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    Good for the kid for standing up to that scum bag teacher, shame on the teacher. Is a teacher allowed to criticize a students political beliefs like that. A student can be asked to change their clothes if they are inappropriate, that's bs, I'm pretty sure it's inappropriate for a teacher to punish a student because they do not agree with their beliefs.
     
  8. Warrior1256

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    I'm a native West Virginian and would NEVER have thought that I would see something like this there. Just goes to show that the antis are creeping in everywhere.
     
  9. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    they will creep anywhere they can get away with it! :mad:
     
  10. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    A Federal Civil Rights law suit against the teacher and the school district should get the attention of the anti's.
     
  11. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher Lifetime Supporter

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    I saw a story on this yesterday, and they are suing the teacher and the school district.

    Score one for liberty.
     
  12. Rick1967

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    My son just finished middle school. He would wear t shirts with video game logos on them. He is a Halo and Call of Duty fan. There is one teacher there that doesn't like it. That teacher has told him several times to stop wearing those shirts. One time he was wearing a shirt that had the Halo emblem and a lightning bolt type of thing coming down out of the sky. That one didn't even have a weapon on it. She complained about it too. I told him to simply say the he is exercising his right to freedom of speech. She has bothered him many times. But it never gone beyond the two of them. We have never even been notified.
     
  13. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    Rick, i would think about having a long talk with the principal. it's quite possible you son is not the only one, and if his shirts are in line with the dress code, that teacher is overstepping their boundaries.
     
  14. clr8ter

    clr8ter New Member

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    Yeah, exactly where can they draw the line? IMO, a shirt with F**K! on it is too much. But a video game or NRA shirt is no problem. If it were me, I'd go see the teacher THEN the principal, and tell them both they better back off. And get their dress code in my hand in writing, and signed by both.
     
  15. Warrior1256

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    Exactly right! If the shirt complies with the dress code then the shirt is none of this teacher's business.