Pa. teen charged with threatening school in song

EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) – A high school student in northeastern Pennsylvania is charged with threatening his principal and other school officials in a rap song called “Columbine” that he wrote and posted online.

Eighteen-year-old Zyiar Clark of East Stroudsburg was charged Tuesday with aggravated assault and other offenses.

State police say Clark wrote lyrics in which he threatened to kill or maim officials at East Stroudsburg High School North, including the principal, two teachers, a counselor and two other administrators. Police say the song was posted on his Facebook page and another website.

A teacher heard students talking about the song and called security.

Clark is free on bail and faces a preliminary hearing on Tuesday.

His public defender, Michael Weinstein, declined to comment Friday, saying he had just been assigned to the case.

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