A Misleading Headline: It WASN’T the T-Shirt

W.Va. Teen Arrested After ‘Almost Inciting Riot’ Wearing NRA Shirt to School

It was a TEACHER’S HISSY FIT REACTION to it that caused a scene.

A West Virginia teen arrested and accused of nearly inciting a riot after a confrontation with a teacher over his National Rifle Association t-shirt has inspired dozens of students across his county to wear similar apparel in solidarity.

Jared Marcum, 14, had a confrontation Thursday with a Logan Middle School teacher over his NRA t-shirt, which bears the organization’s logo, along with an image of a hunting rifle and the phrase, “Protect your right.”

Marcum’s lawyer, Ben White, said that when the teen was told to remove the shirt or turn it inside out, he attempted to engage the teacher in a debate.

…White said that Marcum had been wearing the shirt without causing any problems from homeroom at the beginning of the school day through fifth period, and was confronted by one of the school’s teachers while getting his lunch. When Jared refused to remove or reverse the shirt, the teacher began to raise his voice, and it caught the attention of students eating their lunch, White said.

Marcum was eventually arrested and taken away by police after refusing to remove the shirt. White said that when police told the teen they were going to arrest him, he stuck his hands out and said, “Fine.”

Of course, had it been Che’s stylin’ mug, it’d been all hunky dory ALL day.

I’d sue the piss out of the school and GOOD for the kids wearing shirts the next day.

4 Responses to “A Misleading Headline: It WASN’T the T-Shirt”

  1. JeffS says:

    When the children are smarter than the teachers, it’s time to shut down the NEA.

  2. Skyler says:

    The courts again are unlikely to help. The US Supreme Court has taken a very negative line on expressions that are disruptive.

    I think the ballot box is the best hope, long term.

  3. Skyler says:

    The best short term solution is civil disobedience, which is a term I don’t care for because it implies we must behave orders from a master, but you know what I mean. All that support him should wear similar shirts.

  4. Mr. Bingley says:

    Good thing it wasn’t this shirt.

    NSFW link 😉

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