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(Examiner)   8th grader suspended and arrested for wearing a pro-second amendment shirt   (examiner.com ) divider line 251
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2013-04-19 06:06:09 PM  
 Wow is that school going to lose in court.
NRA lawyers will eat them up!
 
2013-04-19 06:13:35 PM  
obstruction and disturbing the education process

Disturbing the educational process is an arrestable offense?  Then why wasn't the teacher arrested for pitching a biatch-fit?  THAT's what the distraction was.  THAT's what "disturbed" the educational process.

It's a farking SHIRT. Stop manufacturing outrage.
 
2013-04-19 06:13:45 PM  
Technically, the shirt does allow him to have bare arms.
 
2013-04-19 06:14:13 PM  
You can't wear a shirt with a f*cking gun on it to school, be it pro or anti-2nd Amendment.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-04-19 06:16:56 PM  
That's stupid.  It would be better if everyone knew who the gun nuts were so they could avoid them.
 
2013-04-19 06:17:47 PM  

vpb: That's stupid.  It would be better if everyone knew who the gun nuts were so they could avoid them.


Why the fark not?  Is he going to rip the gun off his shirt and start shooting people?  It's a shirt, dude. A SHIRT.  Put on your big girl panties and chill the fark out.
 
2013-04-19 06:17:57 PM  
I hate everyone in this article.
 
2013-04-19 06:28:52 PM  
You want an example of really silly outrage:

At my old junior high, this really annoying English teacher (who I had in 8th grade), told a student that he should no longer wear his Foo Fighters shirt in her class.

Why?

Because said shirt had a picture of a ray gun.
 
2013-04-19 06:34:53 PM  
Headline should read, "Parents of shiate head kid to be publicly cock-punched for letting their kid be a shiate head".
 
2013-04-19 06:35:28 PM  
This thread will almost be as awesome as the kid's threads.

/Grabs popcorn
 
2013-04-19 06:37:05 PM  

CavalierEternal: You can't wear a shirt with a f*cking gun on it to school, be it pro or anti-2nd Amendment.


Though this is a true statement for nearly every school district in the United States, we don't need reason and rational discourse in this thread.
 
2013-04-19 06:40:34 PM  

CavalierEternal: You can't wear a shirt with a f*cking gun on it to school, be it pro or anti-2nd Amendment.


I'd like someone to test this. Anyone got a kid they could send to school with a T-shirt saying "Down with the NRA" and a giant red "No" sign over an M4?
 
2013-04-19 06:44:24 PM  

scottydoesntknow: CavalierEternal: You can't wear a shirt with a f*cking gun on it to school, be it pro or anti-2nd Amendment.

I'd like someone to test this. Anyone got a kid they could send to school with a T-shirt saying "Down with the NRA" "Protect your Life" and a giant red "No" sign over an M4?


FTFM. Fits better with his shirt.

/And "Down with [anything]" always sounds a little anarchist
//Down with Homework
 
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2013-04-19 06:44:29 PM  

Honest Bender: Put on your big girl panties and chill the fark out.


Don't feed the trolls...
 
2013-04-19 06:48:16 PM  
"And I told that teaching lady that the only three letters I need to know are N.R. and A."
 
2013-04-19 06:49:11 PM  

chiett: Wow is that school going to lose in court.
NRA lawyers will eat them up!


I'll take that bet.

The school's argument that it is a gun-free zone.  Zero tolerance means exactly that.   Not arguing for the policy.  Just simply stating the obvious.

BTW... farking blue staters.  Always infringing on a guy's rights.  Oh, West Virginia you say?  How about that
 
2013-04-19 06:50:57 PM  
The NRA is not the same thing as the Second Amendment. Call it a pro-NRA shirt, but reasonable minds can question whether that qualifies as a pro-Second Amendment shirt.
 
2013-04-19 06:53:02 PM  
I do have to say... arresting the kid seems excessive.

Do students have the same level of First Amendment rights as adults?
No. The Supreme Court also said that students' rights must be considered against the "special characteristics of the school environment." Speech that substantially disrupts school activities, for example, is not protected by the First Amendment.  http://1forall.us/about/the-first-amendment/#a10
 
2013-04-19 07:01:24 PM  

BunkyBrewman: The school's argument that it is a gun-free zone.  Zero tolerance means exactly that.


So a shirt is a gun?  Can you diagram that logic for me?
 
2013-04-19 08:13:42 PM  
Normally I would be outraged over this but you just know the people who are currently outraged over this would have no problems if it were a liberal being arrested for wearing a liberal shirt.
 
2013-04-19 08:14:09 PM  
Schools seem to get away with anything anymore.
 
2013-04-19 08:15:16 PM  
My kid got suspended for a short depicting 2 guys having anal sex.

This is an assault on gay rights.
 
2013-04-19 08:15:55 PM  
Isn't it awesome when parents plaster their politics onto their children in an effort to troll a community?
 
2013-04-19 08:15:57 PM  
Glad to see the school gave him a liberal education.
 
2013-04-19 08:16:45 PM  
Awwww. Little kids grow up so fast. First they are slitting cats throats, then next thing you know they are parroting their indoctrination by their crazy assed gun-nut parents.
 
2013-04-19 08:17:12 PM  

BunkyBrewman: I do have to say... arresting the kid seems excessive.

Do students have the same level of First Amendment rights as adults?
No. The Supreme Court also said that students' rights must be considered against the "special characteristics of the school environment." Speech that substantially disrupts school activities, for example, is not protected by the First Amendment.  http://1forall.us/about/the-first-amendment/#a10


/sigh

Yes they do.

http://www.streetlaw.org/en/landmark/cases/tinker_v_des_moines

". . . In the absence of a specific showing of constitutionally valid reasons to regulate their speech, students are entitled to freedom of expression of their views."
 
2013-04-19 08:18:03 PM  
"I never thought it would go this far because honestly I don't see a problem with this, there shouldn't be a problem with this," Marcum said.

That's not the way the world works, it's just too bad he's not going to learn that lesson from this.

Cry harder and then turn your shirt inside-out and get back to class.
 
2013-04-19 08:18:21 PM  
I get them suspending him, but I don't agree with it. It's their school and their interpretation of their rules.

But I don't get the arresting him at all. Unless his dad is wrong and the kid really did become aggressive.
 
2013-04-19 08:19:17 PM  
Sounds to me like the kid violated no rule, and it was the teacher's reaction that was disruptive.
 
2013-04-19 08:20:37 PM  
Logan City Police confirmed the arrest, and said Marcum was charged with "obstruction and disturbing the education process," WOWK said.

That's an arrestable offense? Better start hauling in administrators, politicians, and more than a few teachers.
 
2013-04-19 08:20:54 PM  

Warlordtrooper: BunkyBrewman: I do have to say... arresting the kid seems excessive.

Do students have the same level of First Amendment rights as adults?
No. The Supreme Court also said that students' rights must be considered against the "special characteristics of the school environment." Speech that substantially disrupts school activities, for example, is not protected by the First Amendment.  http://1forall.us/about/the-first-amendment/#a10

/sigh

Yes they do.

http://www.streetlaw.org/en/landmark/cases/tinker_v_des_moines

". . . In the absence of a specific showing of constitutionally valid reasons to regulate their speech, students are entitled to freedom of expression of their views."


Tinker was overturned by "Bong Hits for Jesus"
 
2013-04-19 08:20:54 PM  

sheep snorter: Awwww. Little kids grow up so fast. First they are slitting cats throats, then next thing you know they are parroting their indoctrination by their crazy assed gun-nut parents.


And then there are those that are parroting the indoctrination of the fascists.
 
2013-04-19 08:21:17 PM  
After all of the publicity regarding gun-shaped toaster pastry, pointing a finger and saying "pow" etc, who but a complete AW moron would send their kid to school with a picture of a gun on their shirt?
 
2013-04-19 08:21:17 PM  
Somehow, I think the article may be missing some key details.
 
2013-04-19 08:21:22 PM  
i wear my NRA jacket to work all the time. give the kid a scholarship.
 
2013-04-19 08:21:27 PM  

CavalierEternal: You can't wear a shirt with a f*cking gun on it to school, be it pro or anti-2nd Amendment.


Really? A picture of a gun is dangerous?

Perhaps they should sentence him to a picture of a jail.
 
2013-04-19 08:22:26 PM  
This thread is begging for one particular farker to post.
 
2013-04-19 08:25:16 PM  

CavalierEternal: You can't wear a shirt with a f*cking gun on it to school, be it pro or anti-2nd Amendment.


why not ?
 
2013-04-19 08:27:24 PM  

The My Little Pony Killer: "I never thought it would go this far because honestly I don't see a problem with this, there shouldn't be a problem with this," Marcum said.

That's not the way the world works, it's just too bad he's not going to learn that lesson from this.

Cry harder and then turn your shirt inside-out and get back to class.


Communist shiathead
 
2013-04-19 08:27:40 PM  

Slartibartfaster: CavalierEternal: You can't wear a shirt with a f*cking gun on it to school, be it pro or anti-2nd Amendment.

why not ?


Because guns are inherently violent, and violent messaging is prohibited.
 
2013-04-19 08:28:02 PM  

thismomentinblackhistory: I hate everyone in this article.


Yup.
 
2013-04-19 08:28:26 PM  
You're going to middle school for the purpose of  bullying less popular kids getting an education, not to have a forum for expressing your parents' your political views.  Shut your clothes the fark up and listen to your teacher.

/not all authority should be rebelled against.
 
2013-04-19 08:28:29 PM  
BTW
 
2013-04-19 08:28:58 PM  

Honest Bender: obstruction and disturbing the education process

Disturbing the educational process is an arrestable offense?  Then why wasn't the teacher arrested for pitching a biatch-fit?  THAT's what the distraction was.  THAT's what "disturbed" the educational process.

It's a farking SHIRT. Stop manufacturing outrage.


When I taught elementary school, one of the third graders wore a shirt with some phrase on it like BIG COCK'S EATERY with a picture of a rooster and girls in bikinis.  The kids were all tittering about it non-stop, so we had him wear the shirt inside out so they would eventually get over it.  When mom found out, she claimed that there was no problem with the shirt, and that we were all pervs for thinking it was about anything but a restaurant.

\strangely, no gun advocates stood up for his 1st amendment rights
 
2013-04-19 08:28:59 PM  
take the kid away from his parents for abuse using him as a political tool.
 
2013-04-19 08:29:18 PM  
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2013-04-19 08:29:52 PM  
Er, posted too soon. Wanted to say that involving law enforcement is way out of line here.
 
2013-04-19 08:29:54 PM  
Ok; this shiat is getting rediculous. Yeah, there needs to be a standard of dress in schools, but a pro-NRA shirt shouldn't raise an eyebrow.
 
2013-04-19 08:30:22 PM  
Suspension?  Definitely.  Schools have rules.  I knew a girl in middle school who developed early and was forced to go home and change because she had on a "Mounds" tee-shirt and the boob double entendre was in your face. (csb)

Arrest?  WTF?  Unless he refused to leave for the suspension and was farking shiat up, arrest seems to be a reach.
 
2013-04-19 08:33:44 PM  

dictyboy: After all of the publicity regarding gun-shaped toaster pastry, pointing a finger and saying "pow" etc, who but a complete AW moron would send their kid to school with a picture of a gun on their shirt?


Is there part of "free to be me" you do not understand ?
I am extremely anti-gun, very liberal (the true meaning of the word)
Why the heck should a shirt be so offensive that the police would be involved.
I do NOT support the right to bear arms. This was a shirt, not a gun, it was expressive not threatening.
I do NOT support what he was expressing but I will kill and die to defend his right to do so.

If you lose this ideal in American culture, what have you got left ?
 
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