Boy Suspended Because Of Picture He ‘Liked’ [VIDEO]
Social media can be a wonderful thing or it can be a way for people to express themselves under not so great of a light. I agree that social media use in children should be monitored but maybe this Ohio school went too far here.
Seventh grader Zachary Bowlin was looking through social media has he usually does. He comments or likes pictures, sometimes he may even share it with a friend or two but he never realized one "double tap" of a picture would lead to a 10 day suspension from school.
Bowlin goes to Edgewood Middle School in Trenton, Ohio and according to the Daily Mail, he happened to like a picture of an airsoft gun that shoots pellets with the caption "Ready." The next morning, he was called down to his school's office to be patted down for weapons and then was sent home with a note that he would be suspended for the next 10 days. The reason given was 'liking a post on social media that indicated potential school violence.'
His parents were livid. The photo wasn't their son's, he didn't comment anything violent, he never shared the photo with friends, he just hit the like button. The superintendent released a statement saying that the school has a zero tolerance policy for violent or other inappropriate behavior by any of their students. Bowlin's mother posted about her anger over the situation on Facebook and then, after a second discussion with the school, they did end up lifting the suspension. Do you agree with how the school handled the situation or did they go too far?