W. Va. Teen Who Refused to Remove NRA Shirt at School Could Face Jail Time in Related Charge

Jared Marcum, 14 was arrested in April when, officers say, he nearly incited a riot after refusing to change out of his NRA T-shirt. But the teen says he didn’t violate any school policy and was merely exercising his right to free speech. A judge is allowing prosecutors to charge him with obstructing an officer, which means Marcum could face jail time or a fine.

Jared Marcum was arrested after refusing to remove an NRA T-shirt at school in April.

Jared Marcum was arrested after refusing to remove an NRA T-shirt at school in April.
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Jared Marcum was arrested after refusing to remove an NRA T-shirt at school in April.

A West Virginia teen who was arrested after refusing to change out of his National Rifle Association T-shirt at school could face a fine and even jail time on a related charge.

A judge in Logan County Court is allowing prosecutors to charge 14-year-old Jared Marcum with obstructing an officer in the April 18 incident, reported CBS affiliate WTRF-TV.

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