A woman in New Jersey began receiving threatening Facebook messages from a man online, so police began investigating the incident. Dylan Jarrell, a 20-year-old resident of Lawrenceburg, was identified as the man behind the messages, so police interviewed him over the harassment.
During the interview, authorities realized that Jerrell had previously been a major suspect in a past school shooting. Eventually, the suspect admitted to making the threats on Facebook. He also agreed to allow the police to go through his personal cellphone.
After a search of his cell phone, authorities discovered significant evidence of threats of “bodily harm” against multiple individuals at nearby schools. They immediately obtained a search warrant for the suspect’s home where they found even more evidence of an imminent threat to the schools. The suspect had previously made multiple internet searches on how to plan and carry out a successful school shooting. Authorities immediately pursued an arrest warrant.
Police caught up with the suspect just as he was pulling out of his driveway. Evidence found by the authorities suggests that Jarrell may have been planning on heading to the school when he was intercepted by the cops. Jarrell was carrying more than 200 rounds of ammunition, a high-capacity magazine with 100-rounds, a firearm and a bulletproof vest in his car. He was intercepted at about 2:30 P.M., and children in the area cluster outside of the school building at the end of the day between 2:45 and 3:05 P.M. Officers have not yet confirmed what type of weapon he was carrying, but they have suggested that multiple lives were potentially saved due to the quick thinking of officers who apprehended the suspect.