The social justice warriors are out in full force in Trenton, Ohio. A student from Edgewood Middle School was suspended for 10 days? Why? For liking a picture of a gun on Instagram. They picture had a caption that said, "ready."
The student's name is Zachary Bowlin. His parents posted a photo of the suspension notice. It says: “The reason for the intended suspension is as follows: Liking a post on social media that indicated potential school violence.”
Here is an image of the photo Zachary 'liked.'
"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," 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."
Since receiving the notice, the family said the school has dropped the suspension and there will be no repercussions for the child’s actions.
On Friday morning the school sent out a "cover your *ss" email to the parents. It said:
“Yesterday evening school officials were made aware to an alleged threat of a student bringing a gun to school. We act on any potential threat to student safety swiftly and with the utmost importance. This morning, the alleged threat was addressed and we can assure you that all students at Edgewood Middle School are safe and school will continue as normal. Thank you”
Superintendent Russ Fussnecker gave FOX19 NOW a statement. It read:
“Concerning the recent social media posting of a gun with the caption “Ready”, and the liking of this post by another student, the policy at Edgewood City Schools reads as follows:
The Board has a “zero tolerance” of violent, disruptive, harassing, intimidating, bullying, or any other inappropriate behavior by its students.
Furthermore, the policy states:
Students are also subject to discipline as outlined in the Student Code of Conduct that occurs off school property when the misbehavior adversely affects the educational process.
As the Superintendent of the Edgewood City Schools, I assure you that any social media threat will be taken serious including those who “like” the post when it potentially endangers the health and safety of students or adversely affects the educational process.”
I don't even know where to begin or end with this story. This poor kid likes a photo of a gun on Instagram and gets suspended. Luckily this school didn't have the balls to stand behind their decision, so the suspended was lifted. Thank God. The social justice warriors in education are out of control.
Like and share this story and absurd how ridiculous things get for students who deal with liberal administrators so much.