Student Accused of Making Terroristic Threats After He Wrote Down Tyler, The Creator Lyrics: Report
Writing down Tyler, The Creator’s lyrics has reportedly gotten a University of South Alabama student in legal trouble.
According to a report The Associated Press published on Tuesday (Sept. 17), a 21-year-old student named Jack Aaron Christensen was reportedly charged with making a terroristic threat using lyrics from Tyler The Creator’s track “Radicals” from his 2011 album Goblin.
Prosecutors claim that he wrote part of the song's chorus on a large flip chart in the school library that said to “kill people, burn shit, fuck school.”
The complaint reads that the incident happened on or around Sept. 11, the anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people. The complaint reportedly didn’t reveal why Christensen wrote it on a flip chart.
We must mention that at the beginning "Radicals," the former Odd Future leader does offer a disclaimer that the song is a complete work of fiction.
“Random disclaimer, Hey, don’t do anything that I say in this song, okay? It’s fuckin’ fiction,” Tyler states on the track. “If anything happens, don’t fuckin’ blame me, White America. Fuck Bill O’Reilly.”
Apparently, this is the second time this has happened on the University of South Alabama’s campus. In a separate incident, unrelated to Christensen's case, a student allegedly wrote a terroristic threat on social media.
"The students involved in each incident have been barred from university property pending the outcome of student conduct processes,” Michael Mitchell, vice president for student affairs, wrote in an e-mail to students and employees. “No matter the circumstances, our police must treat any possible threat with the utmost seriousness and act immediately to ensure the safety of our campus community.”
Christensen, nor his attorney, could be reached for comment.
Listen to Tyler the Creator's song "Radicals" below.
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