8th grader suspended, arrested for wearing NRA shirt

posted at 9:31 am on April 21, 2013 by Jazz Shaw

Another fine product of our public school system, I suppose. On Thursday, there was a bit of a dust-up at Logan Middle School in Logan, West Virginia, which was probably overshadowed by all the other news taking place. 14 year old Jared Marcum went to school that day as usual, but things quickly took a turn for the worse.

When 8th grade Jared Marcum got dressed for school on Thursday he says he had no idea that his pro-Second Amendment shirt would initiate what he calls a fight over his First Amendment rights.

“I never thought it would go this far because honestly I don’t see a problem with this, there shouldn’t be a problem with this,” Jared said.

It was the image of a gun printed on Jared’s t-shirt that sparked a dispute between a Logan Middle School teacher and Jared, that ended with Jared suspended, arrested and facing two charges, obstruction and disturbing the education process, on his otherwise spotless record.

Let’s take a look at the horrible, offensive shirt which caused such a disruption.

NRAtshirt

It’s a rifle and an NRA logo. As the article goes on to point out, school dress code policy has restrictions on clothing with images of violence, racism and the usual list of prohibitions, but there is nothing about images of guns. His father, Allen Lardieri, had to leave work to rush over and pick his son up and is now trying to figure out how a kid with a perfectly clean record is suddenly facing criminal charges over a shirt. Meanwhile, after three days passed, the school still has nothing to say.

From the moment 13 News first broke this story on 13 News at 11 on Thursday, emails, Facebook posts and phone calls from people all across the country have been pouring in. Despite all of the attention, Jared Marcum and his family say they’re no closer to a resolution than they were when it all began…

Lardieri says his questions for the school district remain unanswered.

“I’m still confused, thoroughly confused,” he said. “They school didn’t even make a statement to the news agencies, much less myself.”

After several attempts the only comment 13 News received from the Logan County School District was no comment.

“They gave me no paperwork, all they said to my mother was not to bring me back to school the next day,” Jared said.

I wouldn’t be terribly shocked to see this story if it were taking place in New York, Connecticut or San Francisco, but this is all unfolding in West Virginia. Something has gone pretty seriously off the beam here, and it looks like the problem is coming from their school district. Obviously, gun control and Second Amendment rights are an important and current topic in the country and if schools aren’t going to foster an environment where students can learn about both sides of a constitutional question, what sort of education are they receiving?

The family plans to work with their attorney to get the criminal charges dismissed and off the boy’s record and then may pursue a civil suit against the school if appropriate. Of course, it would be nice if the school could at least say something to let the parents know what’s going on rather than going in to radio silence.


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This is the tip of the iceberg, with respect to how dysfunctional our education system has become. With the tail wagging the dog,the NEA and the Federal Education Department, enacting social engineering for the past 50-years or so, there is a lot of fixing to do!

tomshup on April 21, 2013 at 12:07 PM

Yet because it involves the NRA conservatives suddenly care.

libfreeordie on April 21, 2013 at 11:48 AM

My issue is with the thought policing, the attempt to make defense of the Bill of Rights socially unacceptable. For me, the NRA’s not really part of it. It seems likely the school would have behaved exactly the same way if the t-shirt had no NRA insignia at all.

Axe on April 21, 2013 at 12:07 PM

By far one of the least egregious examples of the police state which operates in our secondary school. Yet because it involves the NRA conservatives suddenly care.

libfreeordie on April 21, 2013 at 11:48 AM

And you’re wrong about that. Conservatives fully support the First Amendment. We might argue with what’s on your tee shirt, but we wouldn’t deny you the right to wear it. Same thing with media. I disagree with all the opinion on MSNBC, but I would never support them being shut down. However, if they could do it, the left would shut down conservative talk radio and Fox News in a second.

TarheelBen on April 21, 2013 at 12:10 PM

libfreeordie on April 21, 2013 at 11:59 AM

There is definitely some learned behavior among today’s children that are bizarre.

Cindy Munford on April 21, 2013 at 12:11 PM

Oh, so private companies have the right to discriminate against free speech. Gotcha.
Marcus on April 21, 2013 at 11:39 AM

I simply love how the more you talk, the more you reveal yourself to be an utterly ignorant a$$hat with single digit IQ. Please, do continue.

Midas on April 21, 2013 at 12:12 PM

Also, making people do a double take in Whole Foods is priceless.

S. Weasel on April 21, 2013 at 12:03 PM

That does sound like fun! It’s the little things in life, isn’t it?

Cindy Munford on April 21, 2013 at 12:13 PM

But the teacher wearing a Che Guevera T-shirt is OK, right? Got it.

Kenosha Kid on April 21, 2013 at 12:15 PM

Yeh , like I figured ,marcus like nonp. slinks away.Probably will be back to compare this situation to free speech at McDonalds.

CW on April 21, 2013 at 12:16 PM

Yet because it involves the NRA conservatives suddenly care.

libfreeordie on April 21, 2013 at 11:48 AM

My issue is with the thought policing, the attempt to make defense of the Bill of Rights socially unacceptable. For me, the NRA’s not really part of it. It seems likely the school would have behaved exactly the same way if the t-shirt had no NRA insignia at all.

Axe on April 21, 2013 at 12:07 PM

We were just as upset when students were told that they couldn’t wear teeshirts with the American flag because it offended the Mexican students.

slickwillie2001 on April 21, 2013 at 12:19 PM

Yet because it involves the NRA conservatives suddenly care.

libfreeordie on April 21, 2013 at 11:48 AM

And now you suddenly don’t care.

CW on April 21, 2013 at 12:20 PM

“Guns on NRA shirts are solely designed to kill.”

Kiss Kiss,

nonpartisan

Del Dolemonte on April 21, 2013 at 12:21 PM

um the school has a policy agaisnt violence

partisan on April 21, 2013 at 9:42 AM

So did Sandy Hook Elementary.

Del Dolemonte on April 21, 2013 at 12:22 PM

Sounds like everything was probably going fine until a teacher started obstructing and disturbing the education process.

I don’t have kids and haven’t really dealt with schools since I graduated over 20 yrs ago but I think home schooling is the way to go.

Last week during the snowstorm out west here the school district sent out a message saying to come get your kids. Parents got to the school only to have the schools refuse to release them because they didn’t have a pre-arranged note or something. If I am a parent, I am taking my kid(s,) note or not. Really don’t need to be dealing with this nanny state, your kid belongs to the community BS.

Russ86 on April 21, 2013 at 12:22 PM

picture of a flare gun or starter’s pistol or water pistol promotes violence

partisan on April 21, 2013 at 9:46 AM

Edited for accuracy.

Del Dolemonte on April 21, 2013 at 12:23 PM

We were just as upset when students were told that they couldn’t wear teeshirts with the American flag because it offended the Mexican students.

slickwillie2001 on April 21, 2013 at 12:19 PM

I guess stating the obvious is just part of our yeoman’s work. :) Gets tiring. But we have to answer it, or the conversations get restructured into little machines that give the other guys whatever outcomes they want.

Axe on April 21, 2013 at 12:24 PM

first amendment doesn’t apply in schools

partisan on April 21, 2013 at 9:49 AM

Some evidence would be nice. Too bad you have none.

Z-

Del Dolemonte on April 21, 2013 at 12:25 PM

Slippery slope, next they will ban kids wearing shirts depicting pop tarts.

tom daschle concerned on April 21, 2013 at 12:26 PM

You know what shows support for gheys?

An appearance from a disbarred, impeached, rapist preezy.

tom daschle concerned on April 21, 2013 at 12:30 PM

By far one of the least egregious examples of the police state which operates in our secondary school. Yet because it involves the NRA conservatives suddenly care.

libfreeordie on April 21, 2013 at 11:48 AM

*BZZZZT*

I’m sorry, but that’s wrong – but thanks for playing “Libs and The Stupid Crap They Say”!

Midas on April 21, 2013 at 12:32 PM

why is the kid wearing an NRA shirt?

hes not even old enough to own a gun

nonintelligent on April 21, 2013 at 10:22 AM

Not true at all. As I recall, 16 year olds are allowed to own “long guns” in Alaska and Minnesota.

And one does not have to be 18 to join the NRA.

And one does not have to be 18 to wear a T-shirt depicting the NRA. At least not yet.

G-

Del Dolemonte on April 21, 2013 at 12:36 PM

nonpartisan
Maybe the image of the gun shows an image of target practice? Or maybe of self defense? Or maybe of a collection of cool guns? The gun itself is not violent until put in action, by a person, so no , image of gun is not violent in and of itself.

superdave on April 21, 2013 at 12:40 PM

I’m beginning to think we need to add to the requirements to be a teacher and force every single teacher and administrator in the country, to take a course on the Constitution. It’s becoming apparent that many of them don’t even have a basic understanding of the document and, as a consequence, they aren’t able to make good decisions or teach our children properly.

bflat879 on April 21, 2013 at 12:44 PM

Vouchers

BobMbx on April 21, 2013 at 12:46 PM

from my understanding, a skeet gun would lack killing power as its not built to kill

nonpartisan on April 7, 2013 at 11:45 AM

So earlier this month, you actually admitted that some guns are not solely designed for killing.

But then you came back here last week and said all guns are solely designed for killing.

And you wonder why we laugh at you.

Del Dolemonte on April 21, 2013 at 12:47 PM

disturbing the education process

huh? that is a crime?

equanimous on April 21, 2013 at 12:51 PM

Would Southwest have the right to boot a passenger off their airplane if they were wearing an offensive t-shirt of caricatures of Obama and Michelle?

Marcus on April 21, 2013 at 11:47 AM

The Southwest pilot would in fact have that right. The pilot has the final say on everything that happens on the plane, and has the authority to remove any passenger.

Not going to waste any more time on you, as you sound like you went to the same elementary school as nonpartisan.

F-

Del Dolemonte on April 21, 2013 at 12:52 PM

By far one of the least egregious examples of the police state which operates in our secondary school. Yet because it involves the NRA conservatives suddenly care.

libfreeordie on April 21, 2013 at 11:48 AM

This whole incident is an incident because of liberals who “care”.

Difficultas_Est_Imperium on April 21, 2013 at 12:52 PM

By far one of the least egregious examples of the police state which operates in our secondary school.

General John Stark on April 21, 2013 at 11:48 AM

Care to give us some “more egregious examples”, Perfesser?

Del Dolemonte on April 21, 2013 at 12:53 PM

Yet because it involves the NRA conservatives suddenly care.

libfreeordie on April 21, 2013 at 11:48 AM

……….We were just as upset when students were told that they couldn’t wear teeshirts with the American flag because it offended the Mexican students.

slickwillie2001 on April 21, 2013 at 12:19 PM

…memory… is a terrible thing to waste!

KOOLAID2 on April 21, 2013 at 1:07 PM

The school is in deep pucky. Go through the system and nail these dolts for their hyperbolic reaction to the boys shirt.

jake49 on April 21, 2013 at 1:08 PM

Slippery slope, next they will ban kids wearing shirts depicting pop tarts.

tom daschle concerned on April 21, 2013 at 12:26 PM

“Tarts” is OK because sex workers.

“Pop” is no good because, Patriarchy.

Suggest re-branding to “Mom Tarts”.

Kenosha Kid on April 21, 2013 at 1:19 PM

If they ever do a modern remake of “A Christmas Story”, poor Ralphie will be leaving school in handcuffs after handing in his “What I want for Christmas” essay.

PackerBronco on April 21, 2013 at 1:20 PM

If they ever do a modern remake of “A Christmas Story”, poor Ralphie will be leaving school in handcuffs after handing in his “What I want for Christmas” essay.

PackerBronco on April 21, 2013 at 1:20 PM

Thread winner!

Liam on April 21, 2013 at 1:24 PM

I would love to see this kid wear an US Olympic t-shirt depicting Shooting, Modern Pentathlon, or Biathlon even. Would he be suspended or arrested then?

http://www.cafepress.com/mf/28648218/shooting_tshirt
http://compare.ebay.com/like/360205249933?var=lv&ltyp=AllFixedPriceItemTypes&var=sbar

Renee on April 21, 2013 at 1:25 PM

Public school teachers are PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. They need to be outed and shamed. I say let’s bring back tar and feathers.

John the Libertarian on April 21, 2013 at 1:26 PM

disturbing the education process

huh? that is a crime?

equanimous on April 21, 2013 at 12:51 PM

it’s the indoctrination process

John the Libertarian on April 21, 2013 at 1:27 PM

If they ever do a modern remake of “A Christmas Story”, poor Ralphie will be leaving school in handcuffs after handing in his “What I want for Christmas” essay.

PackerBronco on April 21, 2013 at 1:20 PM

Thread winner!

Liam on April 21, 2013 at 1:24 PM

I second that. BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Well done.

farsighted on April 21, 2013 at 1:29 PM

disturbing the education process

huh? that is a crime?

equanimous on April 21, 2013 at 12:51 PM

it’s the indoctrination process

John the Libertarian on April 21, 2013 at 1:27 PM

Sounds like they finally found a way to get the class clown under control: Call the cops!

Liam on April 21, 2013 at 1:29 PM

In the spirit of science I have sent my grandson several thousand violent video games and have been keeping track of the self inflicted gunshot wounds and the innocent bystander body counts. He must be pretty lame at all this because the score is 0-0.

Limerick on April 21, 2013 at 1:38 PM

The reason all these Lib teachers, school principals, etc, keep stepping in it, is that they have no conception of what the Conservative New Media is all about.

Liberals like to think of themselves as rebels fighting against the establishment. The last thing in the world that they want to confront is the fact that, when it comes to the main institutions of popular culture (MSM, academia, entertainment industry/art world), they are the establishment.

A huge chunk of the interest in Conservative New Media is due to the fact that it gives a voice to Conservatives, who are the de facto counterculture when it comes to popular culture. We have been treated as pariahs by everyone from MSM talking heads, to college professors, to Hollywood directors.

The Conservative New Media gives us a place to vent about all the things in our popular culture that piss us off, which Liberals and Moderates either don’t even notice or think about. That’s why Rush has 20,000,000 listeners. That’s why RatherGate got exposed. That’s why Kirsten Power’s op ed in USA Today about the Gosnell trial ignited an internet firestorm.

If the only things that got talked about in the Conservative New Media were nuts and bolts political policy and the day to day going’s on in D.C and various State Capitals, Rush’s ratings would be as anemic as Liberal talk radio hosts.

Liberal talk radio is a flop, because Liberals are the pop culture establishment, and have nothing to talk about except nuts and bolts political policy, and wishing that Conservatives, religious Christians, the US Military, and big corporations would all just disappear.

So they convince themselves that the Conservative New Media is popular simply because it’s a place where haters can go to spew hatred with other haters.

The bottom line is that the people who are responsible for this kid getting suspended and arrested think that Conservatives who listen to Rush, watch Fox, and read blogs like HotAir are too busy figuring out ways to bring back Jim Crow laws and blow up abortion clinics to be focusing on turning their knee jerk Liberal intolerance of opposing views into something that quickly gains national attention.

ardenenoch on April 21, 2013 at 1:40 PM

The Left have lost on the gun issue over and over again, and they are getting desperate. They could afford to be “tolerant” of individuals expressing opposing views when they were powerless against the entrenched liberal power structure, but now they’re losing ground. I expect we will see more of these efforts at threats, intimidation, blatant discrimination, and the use of force by police and others to suppress non-liberal viewpoints. It’s not that Leftists hate to lose, it’s that they believe that they can’t be allowed to lose, that the future is depending on them getting their way in every aspect, otherwise they can’t bring about the Utopia they envision.

Socratease on April 21, 2013 at 1:40 PM

If any article of clothing should be banned it should be the identity hiding Muslim garb which will make it much safer for Islamic terrorists in the future. Don’t think they haven’t figured that out after Boston:

http://www.danielpipes.org/blog/2013/04/boston-bombing-lesson-ban-niqabs-and-burqas

Chessplayer on April 21, 2013 at 1:40 PM

If they ever do a modern remake of “A Christmas Story”, poor Ralphie will be leaving school in handcuffs after handing in his “What I want for Christmas” essay.

PackerBronco on April 21, 2013 at 1:20 PM

Actually DHS will make sure he does the perp walk after ordering that secret decoder ring. White male bitter clinger up to no good obviously.

Difficultas_Est_Imperium on April 21, 2013 at 1:41 PM

Many of the class clowns in the public schools these days masquerade as teachers.

EdmundBurke247 on April 21, 2013 at 1:43 PM

from my understanding, a skeet gun would lack killing power as its not built to kill
 
nonpartisan on April 7, 2013 at 11:45 AM

 
Best poster on hotair. Show me someone else who can parody idiotic “progressive” thought with such conviction and consistency. He never slips out of character.
 
Bravo.

rogerb on April 21, 2013 at 1:51 PM

Oh great…another ‘victimhood’ whine and rant from the right.
Whatever the real story behind this very isolated incident, it doesn’t take much to know NRA and 2nd amendment had nothing to do with the school’s objection…or why they considered it improper attire.
(And perhaps the individuals who considered it so shouldn’t have.)

Fox news interviews with the kid, dad, the lawyer, and Wayne LaPierre to follow…

Yawn.

verbaluce on April 21, 2013 at 1:52 PM

verbaluce on April 21, 2013 at 1:52 PM

Hypocrites from the left can’t escape their hypocrisies.

hawkdriver on April 21, 2013 at 1:54 PM

it doesn’t take much to know NRA and 2nd amendment had nothing to do with the school’s objection

substantiating this claim should be riotous.

tom daschle concerned on April 21, 2013 at 1:57 PM

Whatever the real story behind this very isolated incident

verbaluce on April 21, 2013 at 1:52 PM

If you intend to stick to that assertion, then it’s obvious you aren’t up on current events. Not surprising, really. You gibber, knowing so little of the world around you and the ‘new’ country liberalism has created.

Liam on April 21, 2013 at 1:58 PM

verbaluce on April 21, 2013 at 1:52 PM

BTW — The issue here is First Amendment, not the Second. A kid is punished for a mere T-shirt with a logo. Liberals fight dress codes in school all the time, claiming First Amendment. That’s what is this case.

Only if the kid entered the school with a firearm would it then be an issue of the Second. But he didn’t. So, you liberals stuck back at the First. Which really galls you!

He wore a ‘disapproved’ T-shirt and nothing more. the only reason this is problem is because you liberals have created yet another one.

Liam on April 21, 2013 at 2:06 PM

verbaluce on April 21, 2013 at 1:52 PM

It’s the 1st amendment that is at issue, but I’d expect someone of your ilk to be obsessed with the gun angle.

Difficultas_Est_Imperium on April 21, 2013 at 2:06 PM

The school district has a legal obligation to educate this child even if said child is barred from their schools. He is in their attendance boundaries and deserves an education.

If liberals really believe in the need for public education, well, let the boy go to a private school on the public school’s dime.

He deserves an education, period.

unclesmrgol on April 21, 2013 at 2:06 PM

Liberals fight dress codes in school all the time, claiming First Amendment.

Bill Clinton in 1996 had a school uniform initiative. Part of the trifecta of his policy legacy, which includes the V-Chip and midnight basketball.

lol

tom daschle concerned on April 21, 2013 at 2:11 PM

Old/busted:
 

…I would have prefered a more vigorous defense of free speech and a more vigorous villification of the film…
 
verbaluce on September 13, 2012 at 11:52 AM

 
New hotness:
 

Whatever the real story behind this very isolated incident…
 
Yawn.
 
verbaluce on April 21, 2013 at 1:52 PM

rogerb on April 21, 2013 at 2:14 PM

Apparently the school cut out civics class as a cost-cutting measure.

billrowe on April 21, 2013 at 2:14 PM

Liam on April 21, 2013 at 2:06 PM

Your grasp of 1st amendment law and where that plays into school dress codes isn’t too solid.
Whether a perfectly legal and allowed dress code rule was misapplied here is a different issue.
Regardless, you and yours see vast left wing conspiracy.
Again.

verbaluce on April 21, 2013 at 2:17 PM

Oh DAMN!

My kid went to school wearing a t-shirt with a picture of a pressure cooker on it.

WestTexasBirdDog on April 21, 2013 at 2:19 PM

rogerb on April 21, 2013 at 2:14 PM

Classic, awesome and why the trolls hate you.

hawkdriver on April 21, 2013 at 2:19 PM

Your grasp of 1st amendment law and where that plays into school dress codes isn’t too solid.

[verbaluce on April 21, 2013 at 2:17 PM]

Why do you say that? Is the primary reason you say that because you believe that Liberals had little involvement in the fight against reestablishing dress codes, or is there some other reason or reasons?

Dusty on April 21, 2013 at 2:25 PM

rogerb on April 21, 2013 at 2:14 PM

 
Classic, awesome and why the trolls hate you.
 
hawkdriver on April 21, 2013 at 2:19 PM

 
The worst part is that it took hours. Right, verbaluce?
 

In fairness to the rogerbee… he spends hours working through his files… laying things out to appear a certain way that they may not actually be…
 
verbaluce on April 17, 2013 at 4:31 PM

 
Just ignore the timestamps (not to mention directly linked quote) and let him have it, btw. It’s about all he’s got.

rogerb on April 21, 2013 at 2:25 PM

Not if you understand the plan which is to brainwash the young ones to fear any and all firearm related things. I would bet money that within the year we will start hearing about school kids turning in their parents or relatives that own firearms.

Dr. Frank Enstine on April 21, 2013 at 10:41 AM

Obama youths marching in lockstep.

njrob on April 21, 2013 at 2:27 PM

Your grasp of 1st amendment law and where that plays into school dress codes isn’t too solid.
Whether a perfectly legal and allowed dress code rule was misapplied here is a different issue.
Regardless, you and yours see vast left wing conspiracy.
Again.

verbaluce on April 21, 2013 at 2:17 PM

Actually, I don’t see First Amendment ‘law’ in practical applications and any abuses thereof. Nice try, though! /snark

Liberals see ‘vast right-wing conspiracies’, as your precious Hillary once said.

We don’t see a conspiracy. You liberals aren’t capable of managing something that big. That’s why you liberals — Democrats –need to pull in differing factions to get elected to assert their power.

You really have nothing.

Liam on April 21, 2013 at 2:28 PM

In fairness to the rogerbee… he spends hours working through his files… laying things out to appear a certain way that they may not actually be…

verbaluce on April 17, 2013 at 4:31 PM

He quotes you, as you have written.

No more to be said about you.

Liam on April 21, 2013 at 2:30 PM

Vouchers
BobMbx on April 21, 2013 at 12:46 PM

DITTOS!!!!

We need to break the monopoly of the public school teachers. Vouchers for all.

karenhasfreedom on April 21, 2013 at 2:35 PM

Verbaldouchebag being sliced and diced. What a bad week for our trolls.

CW on April 21, 2013 at 2:40 PM

DITTOS!!!!

We need to break the monopoly of the public school teachers. Vouchers for all.

[karenhasfreedom on April 21, 2013 at 2:35 PM]

Dittos, two.

But I want to add elimination of the public system to go along with vouchers for all. There shouldn’t be one as an option to use the vouchers on.

Dusty on April 21, 2013 at 2:42 PM

Verbaldouchebag being sliced and diced. What a bad week for our trolls.

CW on April 21, 2013 at 2:40 PM

That’s their problem That don’t have to be liberal, after all.

PS — I love it!

Liam on April 21, 2013 at 3:04 PM

That’s their problem That don’t have to be liberal, after all.
 
Liam on April 21, 2013 at 3:04 PM

 
Unfortunately I think many of them do. Remember “Julia” and the “life is hard and scary and someone smart needs to take care of me because I can’t” ad?
 
Quite a few people could relate.

rogerb on April 21, 2013 at 3:08 PM

And in related new, NYC Mayor Bloomberg moves to ban t-shirts depicting sodas greater than 16 ounces.

digitalhap on April 21, 2013 at 3:11 PM

Do the trolls take turns dumping their garbage on a thread and running away?

First PartisanMotherLand took a dump then went into hiding. Then Marcus decided to follow up with his babble for a while. As soon as he stopped posting, LeftistOrDie decided to follow up and now it’s VeraDouche claiming this is all a big nothingburger.

Where do they get their orders or are they just a bunch of sockpuppets from 1 or 2 people?

njrob on April 21, 2013 at 3:16 PM

nonpartisan on April 21, 2013 at 9:42 AM

Do you wake up as stupid as you’re going to get…

or do you get dumber as the day progresses?

Solaratov on April 21, 2013 at 3:18 PM

The genius of nonpartisan cannot be dismissed. That is the type of modern beta-man who is running the federal government…and schools.

cozmo on April 21, 2013 at 9:46 AM

Wouldn’t nonparmesan have to grow a pair of balls in order to be classified as any type of man? Even a beta?

Solaratov on April 21, 2013 at 3:22 PM

Whatever the real story behind this very isolated incident, it doesn’t take much to know NRA and 2nd amendment had nothing to do with the school’s objection…

True, like as not

or why they considered it improper attire.
(And perhaps the individuals who considered it so shouldn’t have.)

verbaluce on April 21, 2013 at 1:52 PM

You’re telepathic?

Of course, it would be nice if the school could at least say something to let the parents know what’s going on rather than going in to radio silence.

wolfsDad on April 21, 2013 at 3:23 PM

Whatever the real story behind this very isolated incident

verbaluce on April 21, 2013 at 1:52 PM

are you ignorant, or a liar?

I wnet round and round with my daughters school because her 5th grade teacher in 08 was an idiot Obama worshiping cretin, who saw fit to verbally abuse and harass my little girl in class. She borrowed my veterans cap for Hat Day, and it had a McCain and Palin button on it, she was excited because a woman was on the ticket..

and that son of a B1tch tore into her in front of the class, telling her she was stupid, that Obama was great and her father must be a racist for not wanting to vote for that demagoguing leftist hack..

The principle first denied it happened, then when I got other kids to come forward, they told me I was just trying to harass that dolt because he was gay.. an accusation which was not only wrong, but desperate. yeah, I knew, everyone knew, he went to class dressed in big flowered shirts and purple slacks.. 50 and lived with his elderly mother.. but my issue was..

He viciously went after my little girl, because he didn’t like her dad being a republican..

Square that with “isolated” you @ss.

mark81150 on April 21, 2013 at 3:30 PM

why is the kid wearing an NRA shirt?

hes not even old enough to own a gun

his dad most likely made him wear it to provoke a reaction

nonpartisan on April 21, 2013 at 10:22 AM

Aahh…I see now that you DO get dumber as the day wears on.

Solaratov on April 21, 2013 at 3:39 PM

nonpartisan on April 21, 2013 at 9:42 AM

Do you wake up as stupid as you’re going to get…

or do you get dumber as the day progresses?

Solaratov on April 21, 2013 at 3:18 PM

Heh heh.

Cleombrotus on April 21, 2013 at 3:45 PM

Unfortunately I think many of them do. Remember “Julia” and the “life is hard and scary and someone smart needs to take care of me because I can’t” ad?

Quite a few people could relate.

rogerb on April 21, 2013 at 3:08 PM

Daddy issues.

And we’re supposed to ‘respect’ them somehow, ‘embrace’ them?

Pfft!

My Dad taught me, “Get over it and grow up.”

I can’t find any complaint with that.

Liam on April 21, 2013 at 3:47 PM

t because he was gay..

mark81150 on April 21, 2013 at 3:30 PM

It’s curious, isn’t it, how so often that factor is present with these types.

Cleombrotus on April 21, 2013 at 3:48 PM

verbaluce on April 21, 2013 at 1:52 PM

I live in se4mi-rural part of Ohio, and here we have more than a couple of conservative teachers… they have the grace not to abuse liberal students. And every wild eyed leftist teacher who just has to share has been a headache. The school board is run by liberals and liberals get protection, the kind that conservative teachers will never get.

That freakshow barker is still teaching, and very probably still harassing kids over the politics that are a 70% majority in this county. Because liberals are bullying jerks, cowards who will rail at children, and their brother and sister leftists in the school bureaucracy shelter them like coddled pets.

My son has 11 toy guns, because that’s all he wants to play with, he has video game T-shirts, plays Halo with dad..

So if the school has him arrested for wearing a Halo T,.. you’re good with that, aren’t you skippy?

When did liberals become this witch hunting stupid?

That kid was arrested to send a message, that favoring the right to own a gun is Verboten, and you can be next..

They acted stupidly in a fit of anger that he DARE wear that shirt and know it, that’s why the silence.

Hunkering down and hoping the wave of complaints goes away, as they make up excuses.

mark81150 on April 21, 2013 at 3:52 PM

Remember, folks — partisanhack is NOT a liberal! /

Liam on April 21, 2013 at 10:56 AM

And parmesan did NOT vote for obama.

Oh, NO! Not him. Ask him.

(Of course, lil nutless wonder does lie all the time.)

Solaratov on April 21, 2013 at 3:57 PM

why is the kid wearing an NRA shirt?

hes not even old enough to own a gun

his dad most likely made him wear it to provoke a reaction

nonpartisan on April 21, 2013 at 10:22 AM

Gahhhh……….

My father taught me to shoot at 10,.. lots of kids own guns, do you think that dad giving a son a gun and keeping it for him doesn’t still happen because the left passed a law?

None of your business if that kid has a gun or not.. if he wore a legalize heroin shirt, you’d be miffed if he were arrested, but because it’s about a gun on a shirt, or a poptart shaped like a gun, you people go all somebody call 911 crazy stupid over it.

and if you are cynical enough to think that kid didn’t pick his own clothes, you’re a halfwit.

My son would love that shirt, most boys would, because they are.. duh… boys. Only liberals dress up their kids as props in a political kabuki dance, “do it for, sigh,.. the children”… sob..

and I took my son into a sporting goods store, just so he could handle an AR-15, like the M-16 daddy carried 30 years ago.. because he asked me to..

I can’t get him an M-60 or M-16/M-203 to see, much as he wants too.

oh….

does that annoy you?

That I don’t quash his interest in guns at this young age?

GFY….

mark81150 on April 21, 2013 at 4:06 PM

In the same way that the ACLU sues school districts over separation of church and state, the NRA should sue school districts into submission over the first amendment where guns are concerned.

The only reason school districts pull this sort of nonsense is because they know they can get away with it. When they have to start paying legal fees and judgements for damages they’ll be more reluctant to recklessly damage a child’s reputation.

jaime on April 21, 2013 at 4:06 PM

It’s curious, isn’t it, how so often that factor is present with these types.

Cleombrotus on April 21, 2013 at 3:48 PM

The “activists” wear it like body armor, nope, can’t criticize me,.. I’m a protected subspecies of lefty…

call the thought police, help help, I’m being repressed..

I am so sick of the cowardice these people have, always hiding, always throwing out accusations when caught being what they are, fascist jerks.

mark81150 on April 21, 2013 at 4:10 PM

By far one of the least egregious examples of the police state which operates in our secondary school. Yet because it involves the NRA conservatives suddenly care.

libfreeordie on April 21, 2013 at 11:48 AM

The conservatives who most care about civil liberties, i.e. those who are Tea Party conservatives, are those that you’re most likely to slander as racist, sexist, etc. Annoying as Ron Paul adherents are, they’re the most vehement in questioning state authority, whether it’s border checkpoints hundreds of miles from the border, cops arresting people merely for legally carrying a firearm, people being harassed and intimidated for attempting to file complaints against police officers, or petitioning the government for documents relating to such matters as Fast and Furious.

Let me also point out, as long as you’re willing to play the gotcha game, that the ACLU almost NEVER shows up to fight for Second Amendment rights. That’s one civil liberty they don’t give a rat’s ass about.

MadisonConservative on April 21, 2013 at 4:16 PM

It’s up to the school to determine what clothing is acceptable. The first amendment means the government can’t punish you for speaking. If this kid was arrested, it was not because of his shirt. It was because he got into a dust up with the teacher in the class room and the teacher called the police. In the end, charges will be dropped, and everybody can relax again.

keep the change on April 21, 2013 at 4:16 PM

libfreeordie on April 21, 2013 at 11:59 AM

If the stories are accurate, then it sounds as though both kids got what they deserved: arrested. And they both need to be punished.

What’s your problem with that?

Or were you just trying to a) change the subject; and b) show what a dork you are?

Solaratov on April 21, 2013 at 4:17 PM

why is the kid wearing an NRA shirt?

hes not even old enough to own a gun

his dad most likely made him wear it to provoke a reaction

nonpartisan on April 21, 2013 at 10:22 AM

Why don’t you ever use your brain?

You should have one at the very least.

You are most likely old enough to use it.

bgibbs1000 on April 21, 2013 at 4:18 PM

I wnet round and round with my daughters school because her 5th grade teacher in 08 was an idiot Obama worshiping cretin, who saw fit to verbally abuse and harass my little girl in class. She borrowed my veterans cap for Hat Day, and it had a McCain and Palin button on it, she was excited because a woman was on the ticket..

mark81150 on April 21, 2013 at 3:30

I have no less didain for someone who’d send their kid to school in Obama campaign wear then I would for someone who sent their kid in a McCain/Palin hat.

she was excited because a woman was on the ticket..

And I’m sure you had her excited about Hilary’s accomplishments as well.

verbaluce on April 21, 2013 at 4:20 PM

And I’m sure you had her excited about Hilary’s accomplishments as well.

I think it is fantastic that she has maintained her marriage of political convenience to a disbarred, impeached rapist for so long.

tom daschle concerned on April 21, 2013 at 4:23 PM

We don’t see a conspiracy.

Liam on April 21, 2013 at 2:28 PM

Good.
Then calm down.

verbaluce on April 21, 2013 at 4:23 PM

And I’m sure you had her excited about Hilary’s accomplishments as well.

verbaluce on April 21, 2013 at 4:20 PM

*Yawn*, everyone knows about cattle futures and Rose Law Firm billing records by now, her “accomplishments” included a very conveniently porous memory when she was being deposed.

Difficultas_Est_Imperium on April 21, 2013 at 4:30 PM

I hope they will own that school district….. we wonder why we are going down the tubes? Just look at liiiiibeeeeraaaals.

ultracon on April 21, 2013 at 4:45 PM

Good.
Then calm down.

verbaluce on April 21, 2013 at 4:23 PM

Okay sure.

Are YOU the path to follow?

Liam on April 21, 2013 at 4:46 PM

I have no less didain for someone who’d send their kid to school in Obama campaign wear then I would for someone who sent their kid in a McCain/Palin hat.

she was excited because a woman was on the ticket..

And I’m sure you had her excited about Hilary’s accomplishments as well.

verbaluce on April 21, 2013 at 4:20 PM

You don’t read well, do you? Perhaps someone can help you with the big words…like, “button“.

It wasn’t a McC/P HAT. It was a BUTTON, you cretin.

Oh…and WHAT “accomplishments” of hilly’s? Riding on willy’s coattails. Being the ‘long-suffering’ wronged wife? Or being an abject failure as supposed secretary of state?

Solaratov on April 21, 2013 at 4:47 PM

And I’m sure you had her excited about Hilary’s accomplishments as well.

verbaluce on April 21, 2013 at 4:20 PM

Accomplishments? If I had a kid excited about insider trading and covering for a rapist…Well, I’d have that kid in the Good Shepherd Home for Wayward Girls before she could say “Benghazi”‘

katy the mean old lady on April 21, 2013 at 4:54 PM

Good.
Then calm down.

verbaluce on April 21, 2013 at 4:23 PM

Tell us all why YOU should be emulated.

Whatcha got that we don’t know?

Not about Obama or anything else. Just of YOU.

Liam on April 21, 2013 at 4:54 PM

And parmesan did NOT vote for obama.

Oh, NO! Not him. Ask him.

(Of course, lil nutless wonder does lie all the time.)

Solaratov on April 21, 2013 at 3:57 PM

He/she may not be old enough to vote.

slickwillie2001 on April 21, 2013 at 4:55 PM

but there is nothing about images of guns.

Sounds to me like that says it all right there. He didn’t break any rules.

Dr. ZhivBlago on April 21, 2013 at 4:56 PM

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