(LEX 18) – A woman in New Jersey is being credited with stopping a potential school shooting and saving lives in Anderson County, Kentucky after contacting police about a disturbing online conversation.
Koeberle Bull says it started with a Facebook message request from Dylan Jarrell.
“I didn’t even recognize him on anything. Like I couldn’t even pinpoint like if I said something somewhere,” said Bull.
Bull says the racially motivated message she read last week, threatened her and her three African-American kids.
She says she got an uneasy feeling, she just couldn’t shake off.
“Something in the back of my mind was like, do not let this go. This is your babies, do not let it go,’ said Bull.
At this point, bull had no idea who Jarrell was, or where he lived.
She was able to pinpoint him to Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, and that’s when she reported him to her local police department.
But eventually, she had to get in touch with Kentucky State Police herself.
“I’m glad that officer took me seriously. My local authorities didn’t, and he took me seriously. That’s what matters most to me,” said Bull.
Her call led to Jarrell’s arrest, when investigators say they discovered credible threats made by Jarrell towards Anderson and Shelby County schools. KSP says he was arrested a few hundred feet from a car loaded with enough weapons and ammunition to carry out an attack.
Troopers and community are thankful for the tip that could have prevented a tragic situation.
“There’s probably a lot of idle threats on Facebook, but follow through with it. You never know. That one out of a million could be the next school shooting or something worse,” said Bull.