Potential school shooter arrested after tip from Edelman.
New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman might have helped prevent another school shooting, after he informed police of some disturbing activity in the comment section of his instagram account.
According to the New York Times, Edelman was in Texas visiting former teammate Danny Amendola last month when he received a direct message on his Instagram account: “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.”
According to the report, Edelman then contacted his assistant in Boston, Shannen Moen, who alerted police after discovering a comment that read, "I'm going to shoot my school up watch the news."
“With the emotions of what happened, and I have a kid now, I said, holy Toledo, what is going on?” Edelman said in an interview, according to the New York Times.
“Thankfully, this kid said something,” said Edelman. “We’re going to send him something, a care package, just for his work. He’s the real hero.”
The police were able to trace the threatening comment to a teenager living in Port Huron, Michigan, using a records request for his email and IP address. He is now being held in a juvenile detention center.