NFL Player Credited with Thwarting a Potential School Shooting

By Melanie Arter | April 5, 2018 | 1:53pm EDT
New England Patriots player Julian Edelman (Screenshot)

New England Patriots player Julian Edelman is being hailed a hero for thwarting a potential school shooting via Instagram.

Someone direct messaged Edelman alerting him to a comment threatening school violence.

“Dude, there is a kid in your comment section says he s going to shoot up a school, I think you should alert the authority,” the user wrote to him.

“I’m going to shoot my school up watch the news,” the threat said.

Edelman said he thought about the Parkland, Fla., shooting and told his assistant to alert the police.

“With the emotions of what happened, and I have a kid now, I said, holy Toledo, what is going on?” Edelman told the New York Times.

The police traced the threat an address in Port Huron, Mich., and arrested a 14-year-old boy who allegedly wrote the threat. They found two rifles in the house that belonged to his mother.

The boy, a student at Port Huron Northern High School, was charged with making a false threat of a threat of terrorism, which is punishable by up to four years in jail.

Edelman reached out to the Instagram user who tipped him off to the threat, hoping to thank him, but the user with the Instagram handle jesseyi3 has yet to respond.

“Thankfully, this kid said something,” Edelman said. “We’re going to send him something, a care package, just for his work. He’s the real hero.”


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