Did Julian Edelman help prevent another school shooting?

Patriots' Julian Edelman May Have Thwarted a School Shooting

The New England Patriots receiver Julian Edelman was in Texas visiting his former teammate Danny Amendola late 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".

"Thankfully, this kid said something", ... The post said: "I'm going to shoot my school up watch the news".

Edelman, an eight-year National Football League veteran with a Jewish father, was on a trip in Texas, but he contacted his assistant in Boston, who tracked down the ominous comment.

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

According to The New York Times, Edelman said he was moved to do something in the wake of the Parkland school shooting in Florida.

Police were alerted, and they were eventually able to track down the poster who made the threat and take him into custody.

"When I told Julian, he was in shock", Moen said.

Boston police added the threat came from Port Huron, Michigan.

Moen instantly contacted police and authorities which led them to Port Huron, Michigan the location the user sent the threat from. "We're very lucky the Boston cops were all over it, very lucky the MI cops were all over it". Without Edelman's reaction to the alarming social media post, police said, it's likely they would not have known about the threat. Officers also reportedly found two rifles that belonged to the boy's mother inside the home.

The Times reports a 14-year-old boy was taken to a juvenile-detention center, where he remains.

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