Tell Logan, WV to protect 8th grader Jared Marcum's 1st amendment rights!
  • Petitioned Logan Middle School

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Logan Middle School
Logan officials
Logan County Prosecuting Attorney

Tell Logan, WV to protect 8th grader Jared Marcum's 1st amendment rights!

    1. Aaron Lee
    2. Petition by

      Aaron Lee

      Green Bay, WI

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June 2013

Victory

The road to our victory was long, and the challenges we met where unjust, but through the work of all, including all 2,757 of the supporters we reached the finish line. Although the challenges ahead are hard, and the fight for liberty and freedom is never over, with a little luck and the support of all, the good in this country will prevail. I am sure the founding fathers join us in our lasting celebration of this victory for the ages. -Aaron

I'm in 8th grade just like Jared Marcum, and when I read on Facebook that he was being punished for wearing an NRA shirt to school, I felt this was an injustice.

Our freedom of speech guarantees the right to politely disagree, but Logan Middle School and the town are acting like bullies. I know how it feels, and I'm here to stand up for Jared. I hope you will, too.

If you have not heard, Logan Middle School and the area police force have brought charges up against Jared Marcum for wearing a NRA t-shirt to school. This is in clear violation of the first amendment. I looked up some information and read about the public school free speech "Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District" Supreme Court case. This seems like another free speech case.

Jared served a one day suspension and I read that "prosecutors are reviewing the case to decide whether to proceed" with criminal charges.

That's crazy. Drop the charges. Apologize. Jared's record should not reflect this since he did nothing wrong!

To:
Logan Middle School
Logan officials
Logan County Prosecuting Attorney
Please drop the charges against Jared Marcum. He has done
nothing wrong by wearing an NRA shirt to school.

Schools should be protecting free speech, not silencing it.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Atten: Citizens of West Virginia!

      Aaron Lee
      Petition Organizer

      Citizens of West Virginia. A fellow patriot asked that I pass this on to you. This is a petition by a West Virginian for West Virginians regarding the freedom of Jared Marcum and the punishment of those who wrongly punished him. It is available here: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B26doRhJX13DZm91SGhuUzI4alE/edit If you would sign it and send it to my email (aaron.lee85@yahoo.com)

    2. Call-in Today

      Aaron Lee
      Petition Organizer

      I hope all of you join me today by calling in! Here is the list of who to call: Here is a link to the google docs (no sign-in required) https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XcD-FHbMVX-jze4flC6RQa9V9w7R4oumYD4IsV2LHdE/edit?usp=sharing

    3. Unconstitutional Charges!

      Aaron Lee
      Petition Organizer

      Jared is being charge with Obstructing an Officer. A court date has been set.

    4. Charges Pressed Against Jared Marcum!

      Aaron Lee
      Petition Organizer

      Charges Pressed Against Jared Marcum! More info the second I get it.

    5. Phone Numbers announced:

      Aaron Lee
      Petition Organizer

      Unfortunately the page telling everyone what the numbers are and what to say is to big for the new news here. Here is a link to the google docs (no sign-in required) https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XcD-FHbMVX-jze4flC6RQa9V9w7R4oumYD4IsV2LHdE/edit?usp=sharing

    6. Join the call in! Date announced! June 5th at 9:00 AM

      Aaron Lee
      Petition Organizer

      Join the call in! Date announced! June 5th at 9:00 AM!!!!!!!!!!!!! Visit our Facebook page for more info! Anyone who has questions or wants to refer us to media etc. please give me a call at 1-920-368-6633 !

    7. Call in day!!!

      Aaron Lee
      Petition Organizer

      We have decided to launch a special campaign to help our cause! We have decided to hold a International call in day! On this day (which as of yet is TBD) we will ask everyone who signed this petition to call a few numbers and tell some vary important people how we feel about this action against Jared. We have a Facebook page now set up for the call in day and the link is here: https://www.facebook.com/JaredMarcumCallIn?skip_nax_wizard=true Please like and share us. More info will be posted both here and there as it is created.

      Jared Marcum Call-in

      Jared Marcum Call-in. 1 likes · 0 talking about this. Community

    8. 2,500 Signatures!

      Aaron Lee
      Petition Organizer

      Wow! Wow! WOW! I never believed I would get this many signatures!

    9. Reached 2,500 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Stephen Faust LAS VEGAS, NV
      • about 1 year ago

      The boy did nothing wrong. I support the 2nd amendment.

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    • Janet Milam SACRAMENTO, CA
      • about 1 year ago

      This young man was not thretening anyone, he was showing his support for something. He should be comended for actually being politicaly active in a view. Not persacuted for it. I am so sick of these liberal teachers punishing kids that dare to not parot the propoganda spwed out by these teachers.

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    • Charlene Spaulding LYBURN, WV
      • about 1 year ago

      there was nothing wrong with his shirt

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    • Ronnie Ross BRANCHLAND, WV
      • about 1 year ago

      Constitutional granted rights

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    • Theresa Murillo SKIATOOK, OK
      • about 1 year ago

      Logan Co, West Virginia, what happened to your patriotism, your courage in defending the Constitution? Why would you jump on the bandwagon of zero tolerance concerning ANYTHING that has to do with gun rights?

      BIG difference between a t shirt with NRA on it & bringing a loaded gun to school!

      Logan Co, have you taken leave of common sense? This isn't about guns, this is about an Agenda to strip Americans of their constitutional rights. Right, purchased with the blood of fallen patriots! Don't make this kid into a martyr!

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