Wal-Mart Turns in StudentÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s Anti-Bush
Photo, Secret Service Investigates Him
Matthew Rothschild October 4, 2005
Selina Jarvis is the chair of the social studies department at Currituck
County High School in North Carolina, and she is not used to having the
Secret Service question her or one of her students.
But thatÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s what happened on September 20.
Jarvis had assigned her senior civics and economics class ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œto take
photographs to illustrate their rights in the Bill of Rights,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â she says. One
student ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œhad taken a photo of George Bush out of a magazine and tacked the
picture to a wall with a red thumb tack through his head. Then he made a
thumbÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s down sign with his own hand next to the PresidentÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s picture, and he
had a photo taken of that, and he pasted it on a poster.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â
According to Jarvis, the student, who remains anonymous, was just doing
his assignment, illustrating the right to dissent.
But over at the Kitty Hawk Wal-Mart, where the student took his film to
be developed, this right is evidently suspect.
An employee in that Wal-Mart photo department called the Kitty Hawk
police on the student. And the Kitty Hawk police turned the matter over to
the Secret Service.