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Mother Of ‘NRA T-Shirt Kid’ Is Suing

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Remember Jared Marcum? He’s the WV junior-high student who was suspended and arrested a few years ago for wearing an NRA t-shirt to school. The criminal charges against Marcum were dropped when authorities realized the whole world was watching. And when he returned to school, he wore the exact same shirt.

It sounds like he takes after his mom, who is now suing. Jessica Chasmar, Washington Times:

A West Virginia mother is suing the Logan County Board of Education for violating her teenage son’s constitutional rights after he was charged and suspended for wearing an National Rifle Association T-shirt to school.

Tanya Lardieri filed the lawsuit in federal court on behalf of her son, Jared Marcum, who was charged in 2013 for disrupting the educational process and obstructing a police officer after he refused to turn his NRA T-shirt inside out…

The family is seeking $200,000 in compensatory damages and $250,000 in punitive damages for alleged violations of Jared’s First and Fourteenth Amendment rights, EAGNews.org reported.

Everybody knows that more gun T-shirts = more gun T-shirt crimes. Let’s hope this victim finally gets justice. And a big fat check.