Patriots star speaks out on thwarted school attack

Julian Edelman told ABC News he didn't know at first if the comment on his Instagram was real until his assistant looked into it and called 911.
2:08 | 04/06/18

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We'r back with that exclus with new England iots starulian Edelman revealinw he helped stop a possible school shooting and ABC's gio Benitez is here with the story. Good morning, gio. Good morn everyone. He said at first wasn't sure if the threat on his Instagram real. When and his assistant thought about the shooting in parkland, Flor they said they had to act fast. Thismorning, Edelman is speaking out about for the first time. This morningre hearing from two unlikely heroes, super bowl winning football star Julian Edelman and his aistant Shannon Moen. T first I waslike, this is - I't know if this real relatiohip the patri wide receiver had posted this photo on Instagram from Texas when a follower sent H a direct message, dude, there ki in your com son says Heng to shoot U a school. I think should alert the authority. Edelman immediately called his assistantboston. M initi thought was my heart just sunk. And I first thought ido go and find moment, locate it. I did. I tookcreen shots O everything. Immediately called 911. Rter: They foundhe frighten comment, I'm going to shoot M school up. Tch the news. Right away police in Massachusetts called authority in Michigan say they found th user jus 14 years old. Inside the house two rifles belonging to his mother. Police say the boy admitto making the threat and that he was allegly talking about shooting up his own middle school. It'sry to think that those types of thing can happen a pla of learning and a place WHE kids are goingust to grow up. Reporter: Thismornin Edelman has a message for the follower who saw THA comment and alerted him. I just want to say thank you for being the awesome human that you E. Keep on goingr all the comments, you're like the ent police, bro. We appreciate The comment police the 14-year-old is stilleing held in jail. Po say that if convicted, he uld face up to0 years in prison. He's charged with -- even though he's a minor. Yeah, that's WHA they say. Thank you. Oming up a health alt.

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