CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The Logan County prosecutor has dropped charges against a 14-year-old middle school student who refused to comply when a teacher ordered him to remove his National Rifle Association shirt last April.
Jacob Marcum's attorney, Ben White, and Logan County Prosecuting Attorney John Bennett reached an agreement to drop the charges on Thursday afternoon, White said Friday.
Police had charged Marcum with obstructing an officer, a misdemeanor. Logan County assistant prosecutor Sabrina Deskins said Marcum had been disrespectful, continuing to talk even after a police officer, James David Adkins, ordered him to be quiet.
Marcum must apologize to Adkins for being disrespectful, Deskins said.
According to White, the court held preliminary hearings a few weeks ago to hear testimony from Marcum, Adkins and the school principal.
The testimony showed that the evidence did not warrant a criminal charge, White said.
Bennett could not be reached for comment on Friday.