A mom who had a 'gut feeling' about a racist message she received over Facebook may have prevented a school shooting massacre in another state. New Jersey mother of three Koeberle Bull reported the vile message from a man she didn't know last Wednesday, leading police to the doorstep of Dylan Jarrell in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky. Bull was shocked to wake up to the private Facebook message insulting her children, who are biracial, including using the n-word. 'I hope your black children gets hung for you being so stupid,'
Jarrell wrote. Bull had never met Jarrell and had no idea how he came across her Facebook page, which has many pictures of her three children aged 16, 11, and eight. 'Something in the back of my head was like this isn't right, like something's not sitting well,' Bull recalled to WKYT. Although Jarrell had blocked her on Facebook, Bull recruited her friends to investigate his profile and figure out who he was. When she realized he lived in an entirely different state, she contacted the Kentucky State Police with her
concerns about the racist threat. Cops say they arrived in the nick of time, arresting a heavily armed Jarrell as he was backing out of his driveway in a car full of guns, ammunition and detailed plans to attack schools before the end of the day. Kentuckians showered Bull with gratitude on her Facebook page after learning of her tip, which may have saved many lives. 'Thank you so much for taking an active roll in keeping both my wife (teacher in Shelby County) and two kids (elementary students) safe,' wrote Matt Wade. 'You truly are a godsend and you just gained a lot of Kentucky friends.'
Jarrell, who lives close to Anderson County High School in Lawrenceburg, possessed a firearm, more than 200 rounds of ammunition, a bulletproof Kevlar vest and a 100-round high-capacity magazine, Kentucky State Police Sgt Josh Lawson said Friday. The 20-year-old was arrested on charges that included terroristic threatening. 'There's no doubt in my mind that as a result of this investigation, we saved lives,' state police Commissioner Rick Sanders said at a press conference in Frankfort. 'This young man had it in his mind to go to schools and create havoc.' He added that Jarrell 'was caught backing out of his driveway with the tools he needed to commit this heinous act'.
'He had the tools necessary, the intent necessary. And the only thing that stood between him and evil ... is law enforcement,' Sanders said. Evidence suggested Jarrell might have been headed to a school when he was stopped, state police said. Jarrell was stopped by authorities about 2.30pm Thursday, state police said. That was shortly before students, parents and teachers would have been clustered outside at the end of the school day. Anderson County schools end classes between 2.45pm and 3.05pm, local schools Superintendent Sheila Mitchell said. Officials did not
reveal what kind of gun he had. Mitchell praised the work of law enforcement on Friday, saying in a phone interview: 'We're very blessed. I do think their efforts did avoid a disaster.' State police, who worked with local and federal authorities, said they considered it a 'credible and imminent threat' against schools in Anderson and neighboring Shelby counties. As a precautionary measure, Anderson County public school officials canceled classes districtwide Friday. In Shelby County, the school system suspended activities at Shelby County High School.