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Charges Dismissed Against 8th-Grader Who Wore NRA T-Shirt

Charges Dismissed Against 8th-Grader Who Wore NRA T-Shirt

On Wednesday, criminal charges against 14-year old Logan Middle School student Jared Marcum were dismissed by Judge Eric O’Briant.

According to WOWKTV.COM, Marcum’s mother was grateful but expressed frustration: “It should have come sooner but it’s done and we don’t have to have that concern anymore about him having a criminal record.”

The dismissal comes 70 days after Marcum wore an NRA T-Shirt to his Logan County, WV school and was told to take the shirt off. Marcum refused to do so, citing his First Amendment right to celebrate his Second Amendment rights. He was consequently charged with obstruction of justice. 

Speaking about the dismissal, Marcum’s attorney Ben White said, “I think, with the gun issue, with what’s going on, this is a victory for common sense.”

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