Did Foster The People’s “Pumped Up Kicks” Make A 14-Year-Old Threaten To Shoot Up His School?
Pumped Up Kicks by [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Foster The People[/lastfm] is one of the most requested and downloaded songs recently, but one 14-year-old boy is behind bars for taking the lyrics too literally and threatening to shoot up his former middle school!
MSN.com is reporting that police in Phoenix arrested a 14-year-old boy after he posted he was going to go on a killing spree and then commit suicide at his former middle school in the comments section of a YouTube video for Pumped Up Kicks!
The chorus of the song is:
“All the other kids with the pumped up kicks you’d better run, better run, outrun my gun. All the other kids with the pumped up kicks you’d better run, better run, faster than my bullet.”
Police did find a sawed-off shotgun when they searched the kids house and they were tipped off about the treats from somebody who was watching the video on Youtube.
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