Mother, trooper who stopped KY school attack appear on “Ellen”
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The New Jersey mother and a Kentucky State Police trooper credited with stopping a school shooting in Kentucky appeared on “The Ellen Show” Tuesday.
Earlier this month, Koeberle Bull received a message on social media from 20-year-old Dylan Jarrell.
Bull said the message made her fear for her children.
When she found out Jarrell lived in Lawrenceburg, she called Kentucky State Police.
She said it was Trooper Josh Satterly who called her back.
“He, for lack of a better word, he took it like he was investigating a threat on his own children,” Bull told host Ellen DeGeneres.
Bull told DeGeneres officers responded to Jarrell’s home and say he was backing out of his driveway and in his vehicle was a gun, more than 200 rounds of ammunition, a Kevlar vest and a detailed plan of attack. Authorities say his target was Anderson and Shelby County schools.
DeGeneres brought out Satterly, who hugged Bull and her three children, all five meeting for the first time.
Satterly told DeGeneres why he felt compelled to investigate.
“I called Koeberle and I could tell in her voice that she was very disturbed. I saw her Facebook with her three beautiful kids and I thought I owed it to her to help her,” Trooper Satterly said.
He also told DeGeneres he has a 2-year-old child himself and said there was no room for hate in the world.
Satterly invited Bull to Anderson County’s annual Christmas parade at the end of November.
DeGeneres then told the family they were getting a one-week trip in Fiji.