Yikes! This Teen Got Arrested for Posting Song Lyrics to Instagram
A 15-year-old from California was arrested and charged with making "terrorist threats and disrupting school activity" after he allegedly posted lyrics from Eminem's "I'm Back" on his Instagram Page, according to Spin.
The teen reportedly quoted these lines from the song: "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." Definitely not the smartest thing to post (if he did it).
Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer said police believed "there was potential for a threat to be carried out" when they caught wind of the lyrics, and also said the teen "fit the bill" of other school shooters because he was a "socially awkward loner."
To top that off, police raided his home and found a number of unregistered firearms and a bulletproof vest in a closet in his dad's bedroom. The teen and his father both denied knowing it was there, and the teen also said he didn't post the lyrics, going on to suggest his computer was "hacked."
Whether the teen was planning an attack or not, it's a good thing police played it safe rather than sorry. Considering the many senseless school shootings and random attacks that have happened since Columbine, these sorts of things need to be taken seriously more often.