“A student will not dress or groom in a manner that disrupts the educational process or is detrimental to the health, safety or welfare of others. A student will not dress in a manner that is distractive or indecent, to the extent that it interferes with the teaching and learning process, including wearing any apparel that displays or promotes any drug-, alcohol- or tobacco-related product that is prohibited in school buildings, on school grounds, in school-leased or owned vehicles, and at all school-affiliated functions.” That’s the Logan Middle School policy on appropriate attire for students. And yes, Logan’s a public school. So . . .
When Bieber-headed Jared Marcum showed up at the Logan, West Virginia school hoping to turn his young skull full of much into something more productive, he was suspended. And arrested.
“I don’t’ see how anybody would have an issue with a hunting rifle and NRA put on a t-shirt, especially when policy doesn’t forbid it,” (Jared’s father, Allen) Lardieri said.
While West Virginia may be a relatively firearm-friendly state, it’s hard to figure a student not expecting a shirt sporting a gun wouldn’t raise an eyebrow or two in a zero-tolerance government school that’s unencumbered by a sense of proportion or common sense. If you can be tossed for a ballistically-bitten Pop-Tart, a shirt depicting a hunting rifle’s sure the get administrators tizzified.
Still…arrested? According to theblaze.com:
Police confirmed that Marcum had been arrested and faced charges of obstruction and disturbing the education process after getting into an argument over the shirt with a teacher at Logan Middle School, which is south of Charleston.
Whatever the circumstances, dad says he’s not taking this one lying down.
“I will go to the ends of the earth, I will call people, I will write letters, I will do everything in the legal realm to make sure this does not happen again,” Lardieri said.