Zachary Bowlin, a student at Edgewood Middle School received a 10-day suspension in consequence to liking a picture of a gun on Instagram. The school is saying Zachary broke a school policy by “Liking a post on social media that indicated potential school violence.”
As you can imagine, Zachary’s parents are behind angry.
“I was livid, I mean, I’m sitting here thinking, ‘you just suspended him for ten days for liking a picture of a gun on a social media site,’” Marty Bowlin, Zachary’s dad said. “He never shared, he never commented, he never made a threatening post… [He] just liked it.”
Zachary says he didn’t even like the post during school hours.
“I liked it, scrolling down Instagram at night about 7, 8 o’clock, I liked it,” He said. “The next morning, they called me down [to the office], patted me down, and checked me for weapons.”
The school eventually withdrew his suspension.
This situation is a tough call! What do you think, #roomies?
Source: Complex, http://www.complex.com/life/2017/05/middle-school-student-suspended-liking-photo-gun-instagram
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