A middle school student received a 10-day suspension after he liked a photograph of a gun on social media.
Zachary Bowlin, a seventh grader at Edgewood Middle School in Trenton, Ohio, got into trouble for simply liking a photo of an airsoft gun on Instagram, local NBC station reported. The picture had a caption, reading: “Ready.”
The school suspended the school student for 10 days. According to the school’s note to the child’s parents, the official reason for the suspension was “liking a post on social media that indicated potential school violence.”
“I was livid,” said the student’s father, Martin Bowlin, adding that “He never shared, he never commented, never made a threatening post … [he] just liked it.”