Stupid teens and the Constitution

Jared Marcum, an eighth-grader in Logan County WV, wore his NRA t-shirt to school and refused to remove it. He was eventually arrested and suspended. His step-father, Allen Lardieri, said “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.”

Marcum is a jerk, but I think it’s protected speech. Also see this list of Supreme Court cases about students.

West Virginia teen suspended, arrested after wearing NRA shirt returns to school in the same shirt – NY Daily News.

Readington Middle School in Whitehouse Station NJ has banned strapless gowns for eight-grade girls at an upcoming dance and the parents are all up in arms about the rule. Mother Charlotte Nijenhuis says the principal “ought to not unilaterally dictate what our children may or may not wear.”

Sure Tinker was an important case, but this is a fucking gown not political speech.

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