The New England Patriots' slot receiver recently helped notify authorities about a comment on one of his Instagram posts, under which a 14-year-old boy said he was going to shoot up his school, according to a story from Ken Belson of the New York Times. Per the New York Times, detectives tracked the commenter to a house in MI and worked with their police officers, who found a 14-year-old boy living at the address who admitted to making the comment.
The detectives notified authorities in MI, who quickly drove to the house where the threat was posted from.
Platzer said the boy's threat was aimed at the middle school that he attends in a nearby township.
Edelman told The New York Times that he was visiting his former teammate Danny Amendola late last month when an Instagram user identified as "jesseyi3" sent him this direct message: "Dude, there is a kid in your comment section says he s [sic] going to shoot up a school, i think you should alert the authority [sic]". "All of us, including players, are learning together to take these kinds of things very seriously".
According to the report, Edelman asked his assistant to read through the comments on his post and sure enough, she found the above-mentioned threat.
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Moen has reached out to the sender of the direct message who gave the warning about Edelman; however, she has not received any response back.
"Thankfully, this kid said something", Edelman said, via NYT. "We're going to send him something, a care package, just for his work".
The boy was taken to a juvenile-detention center and remains there after being charged with making a false report of a threat of terrorism.