By Roos Döll
On 24 October, Koeberle Bull, a widow, and mother of three received several death threats upon her and her African-American children on Facebook from a Caucasian man she didn’t know. The man had a gun in his profile picture, and she believed that her children’s lives were in danger, so she followed her gut and decided to call the police and report him. According to the Kentucky State Police, Bull prevented a mass tragedy.
The messenger was identified as Dylan Jarrell, who sent her racist messages and wishing harm to her children and herself.
Following her call, the police began their investigation. Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rick Sanders said, “he was found backing out of his driveway with a detailed plan to attack local schools.” The attacker was equipped with a firearm, a kevlar vest, and more than 200 rounds of ammunition, ready to execute his plan
During the investigation, led by Trooper Josh Satterly, the team went to Jarrell’s house where they did searches on his electronics. They found on his iPhone internet history: “How to carry out a school shooting.” There is no evident cause of why Mr. Jarrell might have targeted the Anderson school district, such as Shelby County Public School, however, police discovered that he was enrolled in that school to complete his GED in 2013.
He was arrested on two counts of second-degree terroristic threatening, and one count of harassing communications and he is being held in the Shelby County Jail.
According to Business Insider, there have been 272 mass shootings in the United States this year nearly one for every day of the year so far (298 days have passed) Due to this, many children and parents are getting actively involved in the movement to modify the gun laws in the US.