The lawyers reviewed transcripts and offered a "common-sense assessment on the facts," White said. They agreed that dropping criminal charges would best serve the justice system, he said.
Marcum will not have a criminal record.
On Friday, people gathered at the Logan County Courthouse to voice support for Marcum at a rally that White described as "positive and energetic."
"Everyone seemed to rally around Jared's cause," White said.
Marcum has attracted national attention since the original incident occurred. The teenager has said that he merely wished to exercise his right to freedom of speech, and that his shirt did not violate the school dress code, which bans clothing that features profanity, violence, discriminatory messages or sexually suggestive phrases. The dress code also prohibits advertisements for any alcohol, tobacco or drug product.
The original incident occurred while legislators in Washington debated whether background checks should be included in gun-control legislation. The issue had prompted outrage from gun-rights activists, who rushed to support Marcum.
School officials suspended Marcum for one day as punishment for disrupting classes.
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