Patriots' Julian Edelman May Have Thwarted a School Shooting

05 April 2018, 01:11 | Kristine Mills

New England Patriots star Julian Edelman may have stopped school shooting

Patriots' Julian Edelman May Have Thwarted a School Shooting

While social media comment sections often are filled with awful banter, one comment on New England Patriots' receiver Julian Edelman's Instagram may have saved numerous lives.

A college student who tipped off Edelman tells 7News that he noticed the comment, which said: "I'm going to shoot my school up watch the news".

Moen also said that Edelman wanted to thank whoever initially sent him the direct message, but that she has not yet heard back from him after reaching out.

"Dude there's a kid in your comments section who says he's going to shoot up a school".

"Thankfully, this kid said something".

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Edelman reportedly told his assistant in Boston, who immediately contacted police. Edelman said in an interview this week.

An investigation led authorities to an IP address in MI and police in Port Huron, Mich., detained a 14-year-old boy, who admitted to writing the threat. "Our on-duty supervisors immediately started looking into the information that was provided", said Capt. Joe Platzer of the Port Huron Police Department in MI.

Police say they found two rifles at the boy's home that belonged to his mother. The detectives collected some information about the person who posted the threat. "All of us, including players, are learning together to take these kinds of things very seriously". The police in MI were alerted, and they went to the house where the post originated.

The subject was charged with making a false report of a threat of terrorism, a felony, according to the report. According to the report, a 14-year-old boy admitted to writing the threat.

According to authorities, 79 percent of mass casualty attacks past year came with warning signs that were either missed or ignored.

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