Student Suspended for Liking Gun Picture
Kevin Felts 05.08.17
It seems the anti-gun establishment has adopted an absolute zero tolerance policy on firearms. In this case, a student was scrolling through Instagram, saw a picture of an airsoft gun, and liked the picture.
The next day the student was called to the office, patted down, and given a ten day suspension.
An Edgewood Middle School student was handed a 10-day suspension for “liking” a picture of a gun on Instagram with the caption “ready.”
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 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.
School officials justified the suspension because liking an airsoft picture on Instagram somehow threatened school safety.
How does someone shape the future? By shaping the minds of children. Maybe the anti-gun establishment feels that having a zero tolerance with children will teach kids guns are bad? The children will then grow up to vote.