Debbie RolenStaff Writer
April 30, 2013
The Logan County Board of Education has decided to hire an independent investigator to look into the incident involving Logan Middle School student Jared Marcum and his wearing a t-shirt depicting an NRA logo and rifle.
Marcum was suspended for one day after refusing to either turn his t-shirt inside out or take it off. The Logan City Police were called to the scene after Marcum allegedly was belligerent with school staff and caused a disturbance involving other students. The responding officer detained the studenet, but there have been no formal charges filed against Marcum.
Not only have Marcum and Logan been in the national spotlight about the issue of free speech, there may be a federal civil rights lawsuit filed in the case.
Shawn Adkins, representing the gun rights group Sons of the Second, addressed the board at their recent meeting and recommended every teacher in Logan County teach about the Constitution on September 17, Constitution Day.
Marcum’s lawyer, Ben White is reportedly trying to clear Marcum’s school record and make sure the student will face no legal charges. After those matters are disposed of, a lawsuit based on the violation of Marcum’s right to free speech may be filed.