Posted: 7:29 a.m. Monday, April 22, 2013
By Rick Couri
The t-shirt has the NRA logo and says “protect your rights.” It also has a picture of a hunting rifle on it and that was too much for Jared Marcum’s teacher.
When the teacher protested the shirt the two argued leading to the suspension and eventual arrest of Jared.
Marcum now faces charges of obstruction and disturbing the education process.
Jared’s dad is not happy with the situation and points out that school policy doesn't say you can’t have images of guns on T-shirts.
The school does have a dress code rule against clothes that display violence but gun images are not specifically listed.
Jared’s dad told WOWK-TV that his son "did not violate any school policy, he did not become aggressive."
Jared said he’s had a ton of support people are saying that I did the right thing, that they're proud."
The family has retained an attorney to get the charges dropped and possibly to file a federal or civil lawsuit.