Prosecutors try to gag 8th grader in NRA shirt; reporter threatened with arrest

Kurt Hofmann
Gun Rights Examiner

Last week, we looked at the story of 14-year-old Jared Marcum, who as an 8th grader at Logan Middle School in Logan, West Virginia, was ordered to remove his NRA t-shirt, despite the shirt being perfectly acceptable according to the school’s posted dress code. Young Mr. Marcum refused, was taken to the principal’s office, and then arrested, for “obstructing an officer” (a “crime” he committed by talking when told by the cop to shut up). If convicted, he could be sentenced to a full year in jail.

Stunningly, the story has now gotten worse…

…Nearly two weeks before Jared, the 14-year-old at the center of the “T-Shirt Control Controversy”, was scheduled to be back in court, he found himself inside of the Logan County Courthouse for an emergency gag order hearing requested by prosecutors Christopher White and Sabrina Deskins.

“We were here because the prosecution filed a motion for a gag order,” Jared’s attorney Ben White said. “My opinion is because, seemingly, they want to take it out of the court of public opinion.”…



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