By Daily Wire. A student in the Iola, Texas, Independent School District (ISD) was searched after he posted a 4-year-old photo of himself shooting a handgun with an adult present.
The male student had posted the photo on Facebook and the caption included the word “school,” so two other students reported the photo. The student who posted the photo was questioned and searched. . .
Even though the student was found not to be a threat, the photo was non-threatening, and no threat against the school was mentioned, he will still be “disciplined according to district policy,” KBTX reported. The outlet reported that the “County Attorney is also reviewing the case” but that no charges have been filed at this time.
Just last week, another high school student was punished because he went to a shooting range with his mother and posted a video on Snapchat of the guns they would be shooting. He captioned the video “Finna be lit,” which someone mistook as a threat.
The student, Nathan Myers, is barred from classes until an investigation is completed. The Daily Wire previously reported that Myers explained to investigators that his caption was simply slang meaning he was “excited” about going to the range. Myers hadn’t seen his mother in weeks because his parents are separated. (Read more from “Student Investigated After Posting 4-Year-Old Photo of Him at Shooting Range” HERE)
Student Searched for Gun After Old Photo Posted on Social Media
By KBTX-TV. ola ISD is working to put parents at ease after a student’s Facebook post sparked an investigation on the second day of school. The district and law enforcement said there is no threat.
Last week a student made a comment about his school with an older photo of him with a handgun. Investigators say on August 22, an old picture of a male student was posted on social media from when he was 9-years-old. The photo that was taken years ago showed the child and an adult shooting in the country with the child holding a pistol. The Facebook post also mentioned the school with the photo.
“It was a young student, had a handgun in the picture and part of the wording on the picture it had the word “school” in it. So we take that stuff very seriously here. As we investigated we found out the picture was a four-year-old picture,” said Scott Martindale, Iola ISD Superintendent.
“The picture had a caption that mentioned school. It did not threaten the school whatsoever it just mentioned the school,” he explained. . .
“I believe they took the correct action to protect our children,” said Danny Lemley, who has two children in the district. (Read more from “Student Searched for Gun After Old Photo Posted on Social Media” HERE)