Behold, the new thought police. THIS stupidity makes the Poptart suspension look rational by comparison.
Editors at ClashDaily, are old enough to remember when the Left used to excuse antisocial behavior by claiming it was a ‘victimless crime’.
With that benchmark in mind, what victim is this kid being punished for hurting?
It must have been big, he got suspended for 10 days over it. At some schools, selling dope or having sex on campus might have a lighter consequence.
What did he do? It was gun-related. But he didn’t have a gun on campus.
Not even a toy one.
He *gasp* …
‘Liked‘ the picture of one on Instagram.
It was not on the School computer. Not on the school WiFi. Not even during school hours.
It earned him a pat-down, a locker search, and a ten-day suspension.
As the Superintendent of the Edgewood City Schools, I assure you that any social media threat will be taken serious [sic] including those who “like” the post when it potentially endangers the health and safety of students or adversely affects the educational process.”
The school apparently interpreted the photo’s caption—the single word “Ready”—as a threat to attack, even though the photo didn’t make reference to school at all. (Furthermore, the pictured weapon is an airsoft gun.)
“I liked it, scrolling down Instagram at night about 7, 8 o’clock I liked it,” Bowlin told FOX 19. “The next morning they called me down [to the office] patted me down and checked me for weapons.” — (source)
LIKING a picture of an AIRSOFT gun.
That’s a ‘suspendable’ offense.
Meanwhile, we have professors in universities telling their students that ‘Trump Must Hang‘.