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An Instagram post by a 15-year-old resulted in calls to the New York police department following fears the boy posed a threat to the school’s safety.
Lyrics from Johnny Cash’s ‘The Man Comes Around’ were posted with the following day’s date ‘4/16/15’ above the emblem of the teenager’s school, New Explorations into Science, Technology and Math (NEST+m) on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, New York City.
The lyrics read: “There’s a man going round taking names. And he decides who to free and who to blame. Everybody won’t be treated all the same. There’ll be a golden ladder reaching down. When the man comes around”.
The New York Daily News reports that the post was taken as a threat and led to students refusing to come into the school on Thursday (April 16) and many of their parents contacting the police.
School officials responded to concerns with an email to parents of the high school children assuring them students were not in danger. However, the school did not send the email to parents of students in the lower grades, causing confusion.
Read more: nme.com