Teen Faces Up to a Year in Jail after Wearing NRA T-Shirt to School

June 17, 2013 - 1:24 PM

An eighth grader in West Virginia who was suspended from school for wearing a National Rifle Association (NRA) t-shirt could now possibly face jail time.

Back in April, Jared Marcum refused to remove an NRA t-shirt he wore to school and was promptly suspended. He recently appeared before a judge and now could possibly receive a $500 fine and conviction for obstructing an officer, which can carry a sentence of up to a year in jail.

WTRF reports:

"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 its 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, adding, "I don't think it should have ever gotten this far."

The Logan County Police Department claimed that the then-eighth 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."

(h/t Breitbart News)

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