Published: Thu, April 05, 2018
Sport | By Floyd Cook

Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman helps stop potential school shooting

Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman helps stop potential school shooting

New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman, his assistant and an unidentified Instagram user have been credited with stopping a possible school shooting in MI.

"Thankfully, this kid said something", said Edelman, who has played in three Super Bowls with the Patriots in his eight-year N.F.L. career. The post said: "I'm going to shoot my school up watch the news".

He quickly notified his assistant in Boston, Shannen Moen, who looked through the hundreds of comments that followed Edelman's most recent post on Instagram.

Julian Edelman was tipped off to a poster in his Instagram comments threatening to shoot up a school via a direct message.

The incident occured roughly five weeks after 17 people lost their lives in the Parkland, Fla., school shooting.

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Police were alerted, and they were eventually able to track down the poster who made the threat and take him into custody. "I'm glad that nothing happened", the boy told 7News.

According to Platzer, police traced the message back to a 14-year-old boy in Port Huron, Michigan. Officers also reportedly found two rifles that belonged to the boy's mother inside the home. "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. "We're very lucky the Boston cops were all over it, very lucky the MI cops were all over it".

BOSTON (AP) - A social media message to New England Patriots receiver Julian Edelman has led police to a teenager who posted a threat about shooting up his school.

There are multiple heroes here including, of course, the user who spoke up, Edelman, Moen, and the entire police department.

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