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Rap song by former Skaneateles football player prompts police investigation

A former Skaneateles High School football player involved in a recruiting investigation is now at the center of another one. A rap song allegedly posted online by Koree Reed has caught the attention of the police.
Skaneateles (WSYR-TV) -- A former Skaneateles High School football player involved in a recruiting investigation is now at the center of another one.

A rap song allegedly posted online by Koree Reed has caught the attention of the police. In it, Reed makes death threats against specific people surrounding the recruiting scandal.

It’s a song Koree Reed calls “The Truth.” It was posted on his Facebook page and linked to a site called SoundCloud. On his Facebook page, the former Skaneateles wide receiver warns you not to listen if you don’t like swearing, you’re easily offended or if you’re under 21, among other things.

But it’s not the swearing that has the police involved.

Below is an edited version of the song:

The Skaneateles Police chief says the song has prompted an investigation, with State Police assisting, but he did not want to comment beyond that.

In 2011, Reed was part of a school district investigation for recruiting, which eventually ended Skaneateles’ football season early. In the end though, a report found that while recruiting did happen in the district in the past, Reed and his teammates were not a part of it. On his Facebook page, when referring to posting the song, Reed says he can’t sit back and let racism continue.

The Skaneateles Schools superintendent says the district is taking the matter very seriously. She declined an on-camera interview.

According to their website, Reed is a part of the football team at Albright College in Reading, Pennsylvania. When we contacted the school they told us they had not been made aware of the investigation and declined to comment further.

NewsChannel 9 also reached out to Reed through Facebook for comment, but he has not gotten back to us.

We'll keep you posted as we learn more.
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