No Terrorist arrested for posting Heavy Metal-Lyrics on Facebook

Die neuen Terroristen: Exodus-Fans.

exodusWFIE 14 News is reporting that 31-year-old James Evans of Muhlenberg County, Kentucky was arrested on terroristic threatening charges after he posted lyrics from a song by the heavy metal band Exodus on Facebook. On August 24, Evans posted the following quote from the song “Class Dismissed (A Hate Primer)”, “Student bodies lying dead in the halls, a blood splattered treatise of hate. Class dismissed is my hypothesis, gun fire ends in debate.” Shortly thereafter, he was taken into custody by authorities under the rationale that his posting constituted a threat “to kill students and or staff at school,” according to his arrest warrant.

Evans remained in jail for eight days before he was released at a hearing at which his case was deferred for six months. An updated report by WFIE 14 News notes that Evans will be required to undergo a mental evaluation.

Heavy Metal Fan Arrested for Posting Exodus Lyrics on Facebook (via Techdirt)