On the Man Charged with Terrorism for Posting Exodus Lyrics on Facebook

Exodus was one of the biggest thrash metal acts which emerged in the Bay Area.

Exodus was one of the biggest thrash metal acts which emerged in the Bay Area in the 80s. Image source: Metality

James Evans is a huge metal fan. One of his favorite bands is the Bay Area thrash band, Exodus. One day, he decided to post a line from the band’s song, “Class Dismissed (A Hate Primer).” Needless to say the authorities were not too thrilled about it.

On August 28, he was arrested and jailed. He stayed behind bars for eight days because he could not afford to pay the $1,000 bail.

The reason for the arrest? He was supposedly making terroristic threats by posting the line below:

“Student bodies lying dead in the halls, a blood splattered treatise of hate. Class dismissed is my hypothesis, gun fire ends in debate.”

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