Is this fake news? No way this is real – or is it?
Zachary Bowling is a 13 year-old student at Edgewood Middle School is Trenton, Ohio.
One recent evening while browsing social media, Zachary came across a picture of an Airsoft gun someone had posted on Instagram. According to the Airsoft website, Airsoft guns are BB guns.
Apparently Zachary thought the picture was cool or something, and so he “liked” it. No comment. He just hit like.
Well that was a big no no.
Zachary recalled how, “The next morning at school they called me down (to the office) patted me down and checked me for weapons.”
No weapons. No threat. Yet, Zachary received a 10 day suspension. Apparently for “liking” a picture on Instagram.
An email was sent to parents which said, “Yesterday evening school officials were made aware of an alleged threat of a student bringing a gun to school. This morning, the alleged threat was addressed and we can assure you that all students at Edgewood Middle School are safe.”
Superintendent Russ Fussnecker issued a statement that said, “The board has “zero tolerance” of violent, disruptive, harrasing, intimidating, bullying, or any other inappropriate behavior by its students.”
He continued, “As the Superintendent, 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.”
mmmmm – k
The family confronted the school, and they have since dropped the charges and the suspension.
And how was your day at school, Johnny?