Remember the 14-year-old boy arrested for wearing an NRA T-shirt to school?

He now faces a year in jail, apparently someone thinks he should be made an example of

Now it looks like Jared could face up to a year in jail.

Guns Save Lives reported:

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.

According to the report, the arresting officer alleges that when Jared refused to stopped talking he hindered the officers ability to do his job and that is where the obstruction arrest came from. I’m guessing a 14 year old kid who felt intimidated was trying to explain himself, but let’s throw him in jail for good measure.

It seems that maybe the negative publicity brought on by the idiotic actions of the school and the police has someone trying to further punish the kid.

Suspended and arrested after refusing to change his NRA shirt. Today, 14-year-old Jared Marcum appeared before a judge and was officially charged with obstructing an officer.
 
A $500 fine and up to a year in jail, that’s the penalty that Jared could face, now that a judge has allowed the prosecution to move forward with it’s obstructing an officer charge against him.
 
“Me, I’m more of a fighter and so is Jared and eventually we’re going to get through this,” Jared’s father Allen Lardieri said.  “I don’t think it should have ever gotten this far.”
 
The Logan County Police Department initially claimed that the at-the-time 8th grade Logan Middle School student was arrested for disturbing the education process, obstructing an officer and Lardieri says that officers even went as far as threatening to charge Jared with making terroristic threats.
 
“In my view of the facts, Jared didn’t do anything wrong,” Ben White, Jared’s attorney said.  “I think officer Adkins could have done something differently.”
 
Prosecuting attorney Michael White refused to respond to any questions, as did Logan Police.
 
We obtained official court documents from both sides of this case.  On one hand, the arresting officer from the Logan City Police Department, James Adkins, claims that when Jared refused to stop talking, that hindered his ability to do his job, hence, the obstruction charge.  On the other side, Ben White points out that nowhere in the arresting officer’s petition, does it mention Jared ever making any threats or acting in a violent manner. 
 
“Every aspect of this is just totally wrong,” Lardieri said.  “He has no background of anything criminal, up until now and it just seems like nobody wants to admit they’re wrong.”
 
Ben White says he will continue working to have the charges against Jared dismissed.  If that doesn’t happen in the coming weeks, Jared will be back in court on July 11th.
This stinks of persecution to me.

2 thoughts on “Remember the 14-year-old boy arrested for wearing an NRA T-shirt to school?

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  2. This is palin and simple over reaction to nothing, and should have never become a “Police Problem.” The entire incident,if you can call it that, should have been handled by the School and the Boy’s Parents. What have we become, “Hitler’s Germany?” it sure looks like it. Jail time for a 14 year old kid? An waht about our Constutional Right to Free Speech? Did the school have a specific rule regarding wearing a NRA -Shirt? “Get Real1″

    It’s obvious that the School Officals, the Police or the Juducial System has the ability to handle a “nothing” thing like this. When did “common sense” leave the Country?
    It is obviously clear taht the School Offical
    Obviously, the School officals, noe the Police, or Courrts have the sknowledge or sills to
    It’s obvious taht the School Officals nor the Police Officer has the skills to deal with an “nothing’
    Obviously the School officals nor the Police Officer
    Obviously this Officer nor the School Officals have the skilss to

    It’s obvious taht this officer did not have the skills

    It’s obvious this Police Officer does not have the skills to handle a 14 year old boy

    This Police Officer obviously does not have the skills to handle a 14 year old

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