Ohio middle school student suspended for ‘liking’ Instagram photo of a fake gun
Edgewood Middle School in Trenton, Ohio, suspended a student for 10 days after he simply “liked” an Instagram photo of an airsoft gun. Airsoft guns shoot nonlethal plastic pellets, usually with compressed air or springs.
According to WBRC-TV, Zachary Bowlin reportedly used his phone to “like” the photo while off of school grounds, outside of school hours, and didn’t leave a comment. Regardless, his parents received a suspension notice in the mail that read, “The reason for the intended suspension is as follows: Liking a post on social media that indicated potential school violence.”
“I was livid, I mean, I’m sitting here thinking ‘you just suspended him for 10 days for ‘liking’ a picture of a gun on a social media site,” his father, Marty Bowlin said. “He never shared, he never commented, he never made a threatening post… anything on the site, just liked it.”
Zachary said he “liked” the photo at around 8 p.m. at night, and the following morning he was called into the office where office administrators patted him down, and checked him for weapons.
The family reported, however, that since receiving the notice, the suspension has been dropped, and Zachary will not suffer any repercussions for liking …Read the Rest
Source:: The Blaze