A Tucson, Arizona, man has been sentenced to five months in jail after posting an anti-Islamic video on his Facebook page, The Arizona Republic reported.
Teacher Jerome Adams, 43, was arrested in September 2015 after a student from a Christian middle school told the school principal that he was concerned about the video, which was later viewed more than 5 million times.
The video depicted Adams posing with a rifle, the Republic reported, and showed him carrying the rifle, pointing it at his head and repeatedly shouting “get him out of here”.
“I can’t take it anymore,” Adams told the principal, who was then called to his classroom.
“I’m just tired of this shit.”
Adams was charged with aggravated criminal harassment, a Class A misdemeanor, and a Class B misdemeanor, as well as disseminating obscene material.
He was released on $25,000 bond.
His attorney, Kevin Kowalski, told the Republic that Adams had received a 10-day suspended sentence and had been ordered to register as a sex offender.
Kowalskis office has not yet responded to a request for comment.
A few days after the video was published, Adams was arrested and charged with contempt of court after being pulled over by police.
Police found several guns in the car, and later confiscated a “large quantity of ammunition”, the Republic said.
In October 2015, Adamps pleaded guilty to contempt of a court and served six months behind bars.
The Arizona Constitution states that “no person shall be convicted of a crime except by the verdict of a jury”.
The video was posted to Adams’ Facebook page after he was arrested, and was the result of an investigation by the National Center for Hate Crime, the Tucson Police Department, the Arizona Department of Public Safety, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the US Department of Homeland Security, the AP reported.
Adams, who is black, had previously posted anti-Semitic and anti-white videos on his channel.
In January 2016, he posted a video with the caption: “If you don’t believe me, you’re white.”
He later said he was upset because of the attention it had received.