Zachary Bowlin, a student at Edgewood Middle School received a 10-day suspension in consequence of 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.”
Zachary’s parent are beyond angry.
“I was livid, I mean am sitting here thinking, ‘you just suspended him for ten days for liking a pictures 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.