An Instagram post led to a teenager from Fresno, CA arrest after officials searched his home, in which they found guns and ammunition. He had posted lyrics from Eminem’s track called, “I’m back,” where he raps:
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 oughtta 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.
In addition, the high school student added his own words to the lyrics he posted, which tipped officials off. After finding a replica AK-47 Airsoft rifle in plain sight, police returned to his home with a search warrent and found a .357 Magnum revolver, a 12-gauge shotgun, a handgun, ammunition and a bulletproof vest. Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer said during a press conference:
I want to read that posting to you because part of the posting that was placed on Instagram is part of a rap song called ‘Rap God’ by Eminem, but you’ll see that this 15-year-old student added to that post some of his own words which is what caused the concern.
This caused for the teen’s school to be shut down on the day of the investigation, even though he made claims that his computer was hacked and that he did not make the post. But later, he said that he deleted off of his Instagram. His father is now facing a negligent storage charge.