Officials with Indiana's Owen Valley High School contacted police after sophomore Marcus Padgett posted an anti-gun control message on Snapchat. Padgett posted an image of a rifle and the caption, "Waiting for it to go out and start killing people … it still hasn't moved." Cops quickly determined Padgett wasn't threatening anyone, but he and his family say people in the school and in the town they live in now treat him as a potential school shooter.
"I chose to be that guy who didn't issue the apology," says Daniel Elder. "Things went from there and it wasn't good."
Dumb laws lead to police brutality.
The law would make a federal case out of every aggrieved internet user and compel companies to host messages they do not wish to platform.