Middle school student suspended for ‘liking’ photo of gun on Instagram

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http://www.fox19.com/story/35355907/middle-school-student-suspended-for-liking-photo-of-gun-on-instagram

An Edgewood Middle School student was handed a 10-day suspension for “liking” a picture of a gun on Instagram with the caption “ready.”

The picture in question is of an airsoft gun, and according to the students’ parents, their child didn’t comment on the post but simply liked the picture.

“I liked it, scrolling down Instagram at night about 7, 8 o’clock I liked it,” Zacahry said. “The next morning they called me down [to the office] patted me down and checked me for weapons.”

Friday morning an email went out to parents stating:

“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. 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”

Since receiving the notice, the family said the school has dropped the suspension and there will be no repercussions for the child’s actions.

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Middle school student suspended for ‘liking’ photo of gun on Instagram

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