You remember this kid, right?
He was arrested for refusing to remove or turn inside out his NRA shirt by a teacher and a cop.
He was suspended but the suspension was quickly dropped when school administrators realized the civil liability they were incurring.
Well, local prosecutors don’t seem to have a lick of common sense.
(Guns Save Lives) – You might remember when we reported that a middle school student in West Virginia was suspended from school and arrested after refusing to remove an NRA t-shirt he was wearing.
At the time, the arrest almost seemed secondary to the actions that the school was taking, but now that arrest is the story that is front and center as prosecutors move forward in actually pursuing the charges against the student. To be honest, I really assumed that the charge (obstruction of an officer) would be dropped.
According to a report by WTRF the prosecuting attorney is moving forward with that charge and a judge is allowing the case to move forward. Fourteen year old Jared Marcum could face up to a $500 fine and up to a year in jail (we’ll seriously hope that isn’t a real possibility) if found guilty.
Here’s what we need you to do.
Call the Logan County Prosecutor’s office.
Let them know you find the prosecution of this case a travesty of law and how they should be ashamed of themselves.
Let them know there will be political consequences if the prosecution continues.
Call and email them today. Just because you don’t live in Logan County, WV, doesn’t mean you can’t donate to Mr. Bennett’s opposition in the next election.
Here’s their contact information:
420 Main St # 300 Logan, WV 25601
Logan County Prosecuting Attorney:
John W. Bennett
Term: 4 years
Logan County Prosecuting Attorney
420 Main Street
Logan, WV 25601