Shout out to Julian Edelman of the New England Patriots, he is our Bull Man Moment for today.
There’s pretty solid evidence in this story that he foiled a potential school shooting. Julian is in Texas visiting a friend when he got a DM on Instagram. It was from a random user who saw an alarming comment on one of Edelman’s posts.
The message said, “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.”
I absolutely love how Julian took this with the utmost seriousness. There’s a good chance, most out there wouldn’t see it or simply ignore something like this. Clearly, with the turmoil in our nation over school shooting, Julian wasn’t going to mess around.
He contacted his assistant back in Boston who then combed through the post and comments until she found this … “I’m going to shoot my school up watch the news.”
The comment was from an unknown Insta user. The Boston Police were notified and they were able to trace the IP of the comment back to Port Huron, Michigan. Authorities went to the home of a 14 year old boy and there he confessed to posting the message online. He was arrested on charges of false reporting of terrorism.
What’s amazing here is that, without all this unfolding on Julian Edelman’s Instagram, there very well could have been another school shooting.
Just a reminder .. if you see something, say something.