Teen Arrested After He Allegedly Posted Rap Lyrics About the Columbine Massacre on Instagram
A 15-year-old boy was arrested and his school was shut down earlier this week after he posted a photo on Instagram showing rap lyrics referencing the Columbine High School shooting.
The post featured lyrics from Eminem’s “I’m Back."
They read: “I take seven kids from Columbine, stand ’em all in a line, add an AK-47, a revolver, a nine, a MAC-11 and it oughta solve the problem of mine. And that’s a whole school of bullies shot up all at one time. I’m just like Shady and just as crazy as the world was over this whole Y2K thing."
School officials at San Joaquin Memorial High alerted police to the sophomore’s post.
The Instagram post was viewed as a threat and the high school, as well as St. Anthony’s Catholic School, where the teen attended during his elementary years, was shut down on Tuesday.
Due to the post’s content, the boy was arrested on charges of making terrorist threats and disrupting school activity, according to reports.
Police also investigated the boy’s home where they found several guns, ammo, as well as a bulletproof vest.
At a press conference, Fresno police Chief Jerry Dyer said investigators “have every reason to believe that there was potential for a threat to be carried out," referencing the boy's "socially awkward," "loner" characteristics.
Chief Dyer also added: "These are really all of the things we look for in individuals that historically have been involved in incidents like Columbine. So we’re very fortunate that this was brought to our attention."
The boy’s lawyer, Linden Lindahl, is claiming that the teen’s account was hacked and did not post the lyrics himself. The boy is currently in juvenile detention.
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