A former Skaneateles student who played football during the school's controversial 2011 season is now being investigated after he allegedly posted online a rap song he created that contains threatening lyrics.
Koree Reed, who attended Skaneateles High School and is now a freshman at Albright College in Pennsylvania, according to his Facebook page, allegedly posted a song on Facebook called, "The Truth." The rap song, peppered with expletives, contains his take on the football team's scandal in which former Lakers head coach Tim Green was accused of recruiting students, which is against New York State Public High School Athletic Association rules.
Green resigned during the scandal and the undefeated Lakers were suspended and could not play for the Section III title. An investigation conducted by the school district found there was recruiting by an unnamed coach.
The song's lyrics mention "the doc" and other individuals, and threatens individuals with mention of a gun and burning down someone's house. It also states, "never got a nice house, never got an Xbox." Allegations against Green accused him of offering apartments and video game consoles to players.
The Skaneateles Police Department is investigating the song and Reed, and is being assisted from the New York State Police.
According to Skaneateles Police Chief Lloyd Perkins, a call from the high school came in today asking for assistance with investigating the threats.
"We take all these things seriously," Perkins said.
The investigation is ongoing, but police had some advice for other students.
"We would ask any students that are upset by it to not make any retaliatory threats on the Internet," Perkins said. "Just let it lay. Let us finish our job."
The Onondaga County District Attorney will be looking into the police findings from the investigation, Perkins said.
Perkins said there are no charges yet in the investigation, and said no one is being accused of anything.
Reed, 18, is originally from Baldwinsville. On his Facebook page, which is public, friends are warned that if they can't handle "explicit content" they should not listen to the song.
Several hours after the investigation started, Reed's Facebook stated:
"Might get locked up for it, but all the great black leaders in the world did in the past I'll stand alone if I have to Idc (I don't care) anymore death doesn't scare me lock me up or kill me I'm not just gunna (sic) drop it forget that I'd rather be dead then let those people get away with what they did."