She doesn’t see herself as anything more than “a mom.” But to her son, and perhaps others, New Jersey’s Koeberle Bull of Lumberton is a hero.
“[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,” she said, according to WVLT.
— john_blaze_09 (@Destro_rise) October 23, 2018
“There’s no such thing as white privileged you f—ing autistic f—,” the message read. “I hope your black children gets hung for you being so stupid…Act your race retard.”
WVLT reported that based on the man’s message, Bull had a feeling something wasn’t quite right. But she had no idea she would end up helping to stop a school shooting from happening.
She initially called 911, but later discovered he was not local. Although the man had blocked her on Facebook, others were able to access his account and shared that he lived in Kentucky. Trusting her gut instinct, Bull immediately notified the Kentucky State Police, who took action.
What they found was shocking.
“A firearm, over 200 rounds of ammunition, a Kevlar vest, a 100-round high capacity magazine and a detailed plan of attack were also discovered in the possession of the subject,” Fox News reported.
Additionally, they believe the man, 21-year-old Dylan Jarrell, of Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, was about to carry out a school shooting. He was charged with “harassing communications” and made a not-guilty plea to “making terroristic threats.”
It is important to note that the man’s message discussing “white privilege” in no way classifies him as a representative for conservatives. In fact, his hatefulness toward children and the blatant racism displayed in his message are antithetical to conservative values.
Similarly, it should not be assumed he is representative of the left, either. Murderers, rapists and other criminals cross all boundaries.
Rather than make it political, the focus should be on the fact a potential threat was stopped. And that divine intervention was clearly at work to make so many facets come together to save lives.
During a press conference, Commissioner Rick Sanders said that many lives were saved. “There is no doubt in my mind that as a result of this investigation we saved lives. This young man had it in his mind to go to schools and create havoc. He had the tools necessary, the intent necessary, and the only thing standing between him and evil and doing evil is law enforcement.”
Had it not been for Bull listening to her gut and contacting the police in Kentucky, the investigation would not have been undertaken. Additionally, if they had not taken the complaint from a woman in another state about a Facebook message seriously, the outcome could have been tragic.
The fact that a mother multiple states away was able to alert authorities in Kentucky before it was too late was simply a miracle.
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