Julian Edelman Prevented a Potential School Shooting
- Author: Stacy Allen Apr 05, 2018,
Apr 05, 2018, 0:31
The Patriots receiver got a direct message on his Instagram account last month that said someone in the comment section of Edelman's account was threatening to shoot up a school, The New York Times reported. She called 911, and a police officer showed up.
A New England Patriots star may have prevented a potential school shooting from happening recently.
The New York Times report quoted Edelman as saying that the user who messaged him about the threat was the real hero in the situation. She identified the specific comment on one of his Instagram posts, which read, "I'm going to shoot my school up watch the news".
Edelman, an eight-year National Football League veteran with a Jewish father, was on a trip in Texas, but he contacted his assistant in Boston, Shannon Moen, who tracked down the ominous comment. The detectives collected some information about the person who posted the threat.
This led to the authorities to calling the local MI police who then went to the residence where the message was posted from.
The Patriots star alerted his assistant in MA, who then contacted police.
Moen told the Times, "When I told Julian, he was in shock". Once there they found a 14-year-old who sent the message and also two rifles that belonged his mother.
Per Belson, Edelman thought about the Stoneman Douglas High school shooting in Parkland, Florida in February - where Nicholas Cruz shot and killed 17 people and left another 17 injured. "We're very lucky the Boston cops were all over it, very lucky the MI cops were all over it". He was taken into custody and has been charged with making a false report of a threat of terrorism, a felony that can result in four years in prison.