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Student arrested for wearing an NRA shirt.

#21OrcaPosted 4/21/2013 3:35:17 PM
We can't know if it's an overreaction based on the information. An argument could be "change that shirt" "no" or it could be death threats. Or anything in between. There's not enough information to determine if the school acted appropriately.
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#22EvilMonkeyPosted 4/21/2013 3:45:28 PM
“I was surprised. It shocked me that the school didn’t know their own dress code and their own policy. I figured they would have known not to call me out on that shirt because there was nothing wrong with it,” Marcum said in a telephone interview.

Marcum’s stepfather, Allen Lardieri, said the youth was waiting in line in the school cafeteria Thursday when a teacher ordered the eighth-grader to remove the T-shirt or to turn it inside out.

Marcum said was sent to the office where he again refused the order.

“When the police came, I was still talking and telling them that this was wrong, that they cannot do this, it’s not against any school policy. The officer, he told me to sit down and be quiet. I said, ‘No, I’m exercising my right to free speech.’ I said it calmly,” he said.

Police charged him with disrupting an educational process and obstructing an officer, he said.

“The only disturbance was caused by the teacher. He raised his voice,” he said.


http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/student-charged-refusing-remove-nra-shirt-19011373


Cop went mad with power because an 8th grader wouldn't be quiet.
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#23mgtonvac55Posted 4/21/2013 3:56:57 PM(edited)
From: UnfairRepresent | #001
"What they're doing is trying to take away my rights, my freedom of speech and my Second Amendment," Jared told the station.


He sounds like an idiot.

From: EvilMonkey | #022
Cop went mad with power because an 8th grader wouldn't be quiet.


Eh, it's less likely that he went "mad with power" and more likely he just wanted to put a douchey kid in his place.
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#24The moonlight knightPosted 4/21/2013 4:06:59 PM
On the one hand, schools are touchy to the point of flagrant stupidity. On the other hand, the NRA is patently stupid, using a kid for political points like his stupid parents clearly are doing is stupid, and considering the kid is so stupid he thinks the second amendment applies to t-shirts and doesn't seem to understand how freedom of speech actually works, I find it difficult to feel very sorry for him.

This is basically a clash of stupid.
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#25EvilMonkeyPosted 4/21/2013 4:07:27 PM
mgtonvac55 posted...
Eh, it's less likely that he went "mad with power" and more likely he just wanted to put a douchey kid in his place.

You disagree only to agree.
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#26mgtonvac55Posted 4/21/2013 4:10:04 PM
From: EvilMonkey | #025
You disagree only to agree.


Nonsense. Wanting to put a douchey kid in his place isn't going mad with power.
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#27KavatarPosted 4/21/2013 4:16:01 PM
Lol @ "2nd amendment". And how much do you wanna bet his dad fully encouraged him.
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#28EvilMonkeyPosted 4/21/2013 4:17:22 PM
mgtonvac55 posted...
From: EvilMonkey | #025
You disagree only to agree.


Nonsense. Wanting to put a douchey kid in his place isn't going mad with power.

Certainly it is when putting a kid in his place means abusing your police powers.
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#29mgtonvac55Posted 4/21/2013 4:19:58 PM
From: EvilMonkey | #028
Certainly it is when putting a kid in his place means abusing your police powers.


He wasn't, though.
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#30kingsteve1515Posted 4/21/2013 4:21:25 PM
I read topic title as "NBA shirt" and was like....what


But many school districts have 0 tolerance for better or worse
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