On Wednesday morning, New Jersey woman Koebere Bull received a Facebook message from a 20-year-old man named Dylan Jarrell, from Kentucky, who wanted her children to die because they are black.
“(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 told Kentucky station WKYT.
“Something in the back of my head was like this isn’t right, like something’s not sitting well,” she said. She followed her intuition, which, it is worth noting for all the white ladies who want to use the cops as their own personal concierge service, she recognized that there’s a correlation between racist people who threaten violence against black people and those who commit violence against black people.
WKYT reports that Bull’s friends were able to figure out where Jarrell lived, and called the local police in Kentucky. State Trooper Josh Satterly quickly investigated Bull’s report, and on Thursday morning, “He was caught backing out of his driveway with the tools he needed to commit this heinous act,” state police commissioner Richard Sanders told WKYT.
That call put police on his street just in the nick of time. Kentucky State Police, not using his name, told reporters the 20 year old was pulling out of his driveway with hundreds of rounds of ammunition and a detailed plan of attack on two school districts - Anderson County Schools and Shelby County Public Schools.
Anderson County Schools canceled classes on Friday due to a “high potential” threat of violence.
“I would hope that someone would, in the same situation, just do the same thing. Because, obviously, you never know. It could be an idle threat or it could be the next mass shooter,” Bull said. “It’s our future. These kids are our future, my kids, the kids of Lawrenceburg and Anderson County, and we have to give them a fighting shot.”
The moral of the story here is NOT, “when in doubt, call the cops,” however. There is another lesson here, which is that we should take white men who say violent, racist shit at face value and hold them accountable for their words.