Did Julian Edelman Stop A School Shooting From Happening?
New England Patriots' Wide Receiver Julian Edelman like many athletes is very active on social media and thankfully his actions may have saved lives. On one of Edelman's Instagram posts from back in late March someone noticed a threat "I'm going to shoot my school up watch the news," and Edelman took action.
According to CNN.com Edelman received both a post and a direct message alerting him that an unidentified teen had posted the threat of shooting up his school. Then Edelman reached out to his assistant Shannon Moen.
"Moen found the alarming comment. "I'm going to shoot my school up watch the news," the unidentified Instagram user wrote, according to The Times.
Boston authorities notified their Michigan counterparts, who went to the home where the message originated. There, they found a 14-year-old boy who confessed to posting the threat, Port Huron Police Capt. Joseph Platzer told CNN affiliate WBZ."