Mom stops potential school shooting after reporting racist message to police

A New Jersey mother who spoke up about a disturbing message she received on Facebook reportedly helped stop a potential school shooting from hundreds of miles away.

Koeberle Bull told WKYT in Anderson County, Ky., that she called the police last week after she received a racist message from a Facebook user on Wednesday morning.

"[He was] basically repeating himself about hoping my children would die and be hung because they're black. It was definitely racially motivated, 'you and your monkey children' and using the 'n' word a lot," Bull told the local station. 


Bull said she didn’t know the man, who was later identified as Dylan Jarrell, 20, and said he blocked her account after sending her the hateful message.

But Bull said she was able to discover the man’s identity with the help of her friends, who were able to see his Facebook profile, and found out he lived in Lawrenceburg, Ky. 

That’s when Bull decided to contact the local authorities in Kentucky, telling the local station: "Something in the back of my head was like this isn't right, like something's not sitting well.”

After the call, Kentucky State Police told the station they had pulled into Jarrell’s street just as he was exiting his driveway with over 200 rounds of ammunition and a plan of attack targeting two school districts.

Students attending school in Anderson County, where the threats were made, reportedly returned to school on Monday.