W. Va. teen arrested for NRA shirt goes back to class

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CHARLESTON, W.VA. (WTVR) — The West Virginia teen arrested and suspended from school for refusing to remove his National Rifle Association t-shirt returned to school Monday.

Officials said 14-year-old Jared Marcum walked into his classroom wearing the exact same shirt, which depicts a hunting rifle with the statement, “protect your right.”

But dozens of other students wore similar shirts to show their support on Monday.

School leaders said they are sticking by Marcum’s one-day suspension, saying that he caused a disruption. He was charged by police with obstruction.

However, the school said no disciplinary action was taken against any student Monday.