Outrage! 8th Grade Student with Unblemished School Record Removed from Class, Suspended, Arrested for Wearing NRA T-Shirt

Eighth grader Jared Marcum wore a shirt that featured the NRA logo and a hunting rifle. The shirt didn’t violate school policy, which specifically bans clothing that features profanity, violence, and discriminatory messages, but says nothing about guns.

When Jared arrived at school, his teacher demanded that he remove the shirt. He refused. His teacher then had him removed from the class room, he was suspended, and then arrested and charged with, obstruction and disturbing the education process.

All for wearing a NRA T-Shirt that says “Protect Your Rights.” What, are we in China?

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Marcum’s father, Allen Lardieri, is naturally upset that his son has been treated this way. He’s vowed to, “goto the ends of the earth, I will call people, I will write letters, I will do everything in the legal realm to make sure this does not happen again.”

“I don’t’ see how anybody would have an issue with a hunting rifle and NRA put on a t-shirt, especially when policy doesn’t forbid it,” Lardieri said.
shirtsmallThe Logan County School District’s dress code policy prohibits clothing that displays profanity, violence, discriminatory messages and more but nowhere in the document does it say anything about gun images.
“He did not violate any school policy,” Lardieri reiterates.  “He did not become aggressive.”
Good for him. Jared’s suspension should be revoked, all charges should be dropped and the teacher that went after an 8th grader for wearing a NRA shirt should be unceremoniously fired. That would send a message and really do something to “Protect Your Rights.”
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