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7th-Grader Suspended for 10 Days for 'Liking' Photo of Toy Gun on Instagram


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."