When New Jersey mom Koeberle Bull called the police about a Facebook message she’d received, she couldn’t’ have guessed that she’d inadvertently stop a potential school shooter.
Bull was alarmed when she received a message from a man in Kentucky named Dylan Jarrell. She didn’t know him and his profile photo showed him holding a gun.
The mom said he sent her threats and racial comments about her three children, according to WKYT. She told the news station:
“Something in the back of my head was like this isn’t right, like something’s not sitting well.”
It was enough for her to report him to police in Lawrenceburg, where his hometown was listed on Facebook. Little did the mom know, the decision likely saved a lot of lives.
Kentucky State Police apprehended the 20-year-old on Thursday, as he was pulling out of his driveway. He was armed with hundreds of rounds of ammo and a plan to attack at least two school districts, WKYT reports.
Jarrell also had a Kevlar vest. He allegedly had the supplies with the “intention of carrying out a school shooting.” Authorities said that he lived very close to Anderson County High School.
The mom said she’s glad that she made the decision to report the man to authorities. She said:
“I would hope that someone would, in the same situation, just do the same thing. Because, obviously, you never know. It could be an idle threat or it could be the next mass shooter.It’s our future. These kids are our future, my kids, the kids of Lawrenceburg and Anderson County, and we have to give them a fighting shot.”
Bull has been flooded with kind words from Kentucky locals who believe she helped save children.
Students in those school districts won’t return to class until Monday. Police will be at the school for added security.
According to CBS Philly, Jarrell is charged with terroristic threats and harassing communications.
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Correction: Previously, this story inaccurately reported that the suspect was from Louisiana. We have corrected the error.