Prosecutor Who Took on Student with NRA Shirt Gets Suspended for Allegedly Pulling Gun

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West Virginia prosecutor Chris White has been suspended from his position for allegedly pulling a gun in the law office and pointing it at spiders that were part of Halloween decorations. reports that White “was one of the prosecutors in the controversial case against a Logan County eighth grader Jared Marcum…two years ago.” Marcum was arrested for “obstruction and disturbing the education process” after wearing a NRA t-shirt to school.

According to CBS Pittsburgh, Logan County Prosecutor John Bennett said “several secretaries in the office” where White allegedly pulled the gun had “decorated for Halloween.” White “apparently suffers from arachnophobia and became irate over the decorations” and allegedly pulled a pistol and “threatened to shoot the spiders.”

Bennett added:

[White said] they had spiders everyplace and he said he told them it wasn’t funny, and he couldn’t stand them, and he did indeed get a gun out. It had no clip in it, of course they wouldn’t know that, I wouldn’t either if I looked at it, to tell you the truth.

The Logan County Chief Deputy M.A. says a criminal investigation is underway.

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