Alberta teacher rattled by former student’s rap song
WARNING: This story contains offensive language.
A Wetaskiwin high school teacher felt so threatened by a past student’s rap video in which she claims she’s mentioned, it prompted her to file a complaint with the RCMP.
Kate Osterwoldt said a couple of weeks ago, students at Wetaskiwin Composite High School alerted her to a YouTube video, posted by Kihew McKay a.k.a. Kid Kilo, and she was immediately concerned.
In the video, titled Train of Thoughts, McKay unleashes a verbal assault on his school and teachers, including a woman named “Kate.” In one of the lyrics, McKay raps: “How much I wanted to choke you, now you provoked me to act out, hope you die in a car crash you dirty, fat sl-t.” In another part, he can be heard saying: “It’s cause of f–ks like you motherf–kers shoot up the school.”
“This crossed a line,” Osterwoldt said. “I feel like this is something that should be noticed. This is one of those red flags.”
She said she taught math to McKay a year-and-a-half ago.
RCMP confirmed Osterwoldt filed a complaint regarding the song on Jan. 12, 2016. In an email statement to Global News, they said an investigation took place but decided not to file a criminal charge of uttering threats.
The statement reads, in part: “The lyrics in this song simply did not meet the criteria for any criminal offence. Police did consult with the Crown Prosecutor’s office who were in agreement.”
Osterwoldt said she is disappointed police are not taking any action over the song.
“I feel like if I didn’t say something and then something did happen because someone is inspired by his music; how could I live with that”?
Officials with the Wetaskiwin Regional Public School District told Global News they have secured a no trespass order which would result in RCMP being called if McKay stepped on school grounds.
McKay said the song isn’t meant to be taken literally and that the characters mentioned in it are just fictional.
“I’m not talking about myself or any personal experience,” he said. “Kate was a fictional character I made up that had all the characteristics that your everyday student would dread.”
Ostenwoldt said whether the character is fictional or not, she is concerned.
“People get ideas from that kind of thing.”
-with files from Laurel Gregory
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