Monday, June 17, 2013

Boy is facing jail for wearing a NRA shirt to public school

This is mind boggling. 

14-year-old at the center of "NRA T-Shirt Controversy" now facing possibility of 1 year in jail starts with:

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.

The court documents say the policeman is upset that Jared wouldn't stop talking.  Imagine that a 14-year-old boy in a stressful situation.  Maybe he is nervous.  Doesn't seem like a year in jail is the right response.  I am surprised the judge let this continue.

I am so glad we homeschool.  Our children can wear whatever shirts we allow.  We don't have to worry about the capriciousness of others.

Hat tip: Instapundit

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