Over the past few years we have read about snowflake principals suspending students for some of the dumbest things, like biting a pop tart until it resemble a gun or the little girl who was suspended for pointing her finger like a gun. But neither of those cases can hold a candle to what happened to a middle school student recently. He was suspended for 10 days for liking the picture of an airsoft gun in Instagram. He did this one night at home and as soon as he got to school the next day they patted him down looking for a gun. Is the school monitoring all of their students thusly?
*The parents of Zachary Bowlin posted a picture of the intended suspension notice which 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’m sitting here thinking ‘you just suspended him for ten days for liking a picture of a gun on a social media site,” father Marty Bowlin said. “He never shared, he never commented, he never made a threatening post… anything on the site, just liked it.”
#The picture in question is of an airsoft gun, and according to the students’ parents, their child didn’t comment on the post but simply liked the picture.
“I liked it, scrolling down Instagram at night about 7, 8 o’clock I liked it,” Zacahry said. “The next morning they called me down [to the office] patted me down and checked me for weapons.”