Shawn Moore posted a photo of his son holding a .22 rifle on Facebook, and it resulted in a Facebook photo raid that has people buzzing. As a result of what he feels was an intrusion on his privacy, Moore may be filing a lawsuit against the New Jersey Department of Youth and Family Services. The Inquisitr shared the details on March 20.
An anonymous tip to DYFS prompted the Facebook photo raid on the Moore family home. After the photo was posted, the DYFS showed up at the Moore home with four police officers and two social workers. They allegedly threatened to take the children out of the home and wanted to see into Shawn Moore's gun safe. He refused.
Kristine Brown, a spokesperson for the state, said that all child abuse reports are followed up on by social workers, and it is the caseworker's call whether they feel they need police officer support. Moore has contacted an attorney and is considering a lawsuit. The social workers have taken no further action against the Moore family and have not returned to the home.
Was the Facebook photo raid overkill by the agency? Some may wonder not so much about the DYFS showing up, but about who saw the photo on Facebook and thought it was necessary to call in an anonymous tip. Is Shawn Moore overreacting?