An update from last Monday: 8th grader suspended over t-shirt returns to school
The holding in Tinker
is directly on point. From OYez
The wearing of armbands was "closely akin to 'pure speech'" and protected by the First Amendment. School environments imply limitations on free expression, but here the principals lacked justification for imposing any such limits.The principals had failed to show that the forbidden conduct would substantially interfere with appropriate school discipline.
Replace "arm-bands" with NRA 2A T-Shirt.
It also turns out that Jared is Allen Laudieri's (YouTube - BlackRifleAR15
) step son, so now it makes sense why the kid stood up for his rights.
More news from Tuesday, the 23rd: Eighth-grader arrested over NRA shirt returns to school in same shirt - Yahoo! News