Last week Jared Marcum was suspended from school and arrested for wearing an NRA T-shirt to middle school.
Today Jarod returned to school.
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Today several fellow students wore NRA T-shirts in support of Jarod Marcum on his first day back to school.
Jared Marcum, the eighth grade Logan, West Virginia student who was suspended and arrested after refusing to change his NRA t-shirt at school, was met by several supporters Monday morning outside of Logan Middle School.
Jared returned to class, fresh off of suspension, wearing the same exact shirt that initiated the “t-shirt control” controversy in the first place.
“There’s a lot of people wearing this same exact shirt, showing great, great support and I really appreciate it,” Jared said just before walking into school.
Jared’s father, Allen Lardieri, says getting Jared back into school was his first priority.
“We’ve completed the first leg of what we wanted to accomplish here,” Lardieri said. “Now, we’re working on the next step, which is trying to clear his name.”
Lardieri says that he was informed by Logan City Police on Thursday that his son was facing two charges, obstructing an officer and disrupting the education process. However, Jared’s attorney Ben White says that wasn’t the police department’s call to make.
“He was arrested, he was put into handcuffs, he was removed from the school and brought to the Logan City Police Department,” White said. “Charges aren’t officially filed or brought until the prosecuting attorney’s signs off on them and they don’t do that willy nilly. They do that after a thorough investigation.”
That investigation is now under way, led by juvenile prosecuting attorney Sabrina Deskins.
Hat Tip Mara