Edelman notified his assistant, and after Shannon Moen scanned the comments and alerted authorities in Boston, the 14-year-old boy was soon arrested at his mother's house in MI, where two of her rifles were discovered. The officer saw the screen shot, then called her chief, who sent two detectives to Moen's house.
Boston police added the threat came from Port Huron, Michigan. The authorities also uncovered two rifles that belonged to the boy's mother, per the Port Huron Police Department. Edelman said in reference to the February school shooting in Parkland, Florida.
Once the comment was confirmed, Edelman told Moen to call 911.
Edelman was tipped off to the comment, The New York Times reported, when someone sent him a direct message about the threat: "Dude, there is a kid in your comment section says he's going to shoot up a school".
"When I told Julian, he was in shock", Moen said.
Instead of just brushing the message off, Edelman took it upon himself to contact his assistant Shannen Moen about the risky threat.
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.
The student who alerted Edelman says he was not sure if his message would be seen. "We're very lucky the Boston cops were all over it, very lucky the MI cops were all over it".
Police found out that the culprit was talking about shooting up the school that he goes to, and he was arrested "for making a false report of a threat of terrorism".