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Officials arrest ex-student, saying lyrics threaten school

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A former high school student has been charged with making terroristic threats after south Mississippi officials say he wrote a song wi...
11-22 – Michael Hartfield

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A former high school studenthas been charged with making terroristic threats after south Mississippiofficials say he wrote a song with lyrics that threatened to shoot up theschool.

Local news outlets report 18-year-old MichaelHartfield II was arrested Thursday after posting the rap song on a musicsharing site.

Investigator John Tryner says a school resource officerat Forrest County Agricultural High School alerted deputies to the song onThursday. After listening to the expletive-laced lyrics, investigators obtaineda warrant.

Tryner says Hartfield mentions shooting up the school,classrooms and faculty in the song. Tryner says the song mentions some schoolemployees by name.

Capt. Phillip Hendricks says it’s the first timecounty officials have charged someone under the state’s terroristic threat law,which took effect July 1.