Student Suspended for ‘Liking’ Gun Photo On Instagram; Here’s What’s Even Crazier

“Oh, be careful little hands what you do.”

One middle schooler in Ohio is now learning to be careful what his little fingers click “like” on as well.

According to Fox News affiliate WBRC, Zachary Bowlin of Edgewood Middle School was sent to the principal’s office after arriving at school last week, patted down for weapons, and handed a 10-day suspension.

It all started when he clicked “like” on a photo of a gun on Instagram that had a caption that simply said: “Ready.”


Someone reported his action to the school as a possible school shooting threat.

Edgewood sent an email to parents Friday morning letting them know, “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,” they continued. “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.”

The school cited their “zero tolerance” rule toward threats of violence, saying an action like Zachary’s “potentially endangers the health and safety of students or adversely affects the educational process.”

Here’s the real kicker, though. The Instagram photo Zachary clicked on was of a harmless airsoft gun...STORY CONTINUES ON NEXT PAGE.

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