Trenton, OH — An entirely new level of the nanny police state has risen in America and it is evident in the latest case out Trenton, Ohio. A middle school student liked a photo on Instagram and subsequently received a 10-day suspension for it.
Seventh grader Zachary Bowlin was not in class at Edgewood Middle School, nor was he even on campus when he scrolled down Instagram and like a photo someone posted. The photo was of a toy airsoft gun with the caption "Ready."
"I don't think I did anything wrong," Zachary said. "[The] next morning, they called me down and, like, patted me down and checked me for weapons. Then, they told me I was getting expelled or suspended or whatever."
Zachary was then sent home with a letter to his parent noting the official cause of suspension: "liking a post on social media that indicated potential school violence."