Facebook Post from Alleged Gunman in Arkansas State University Situation Preceded Event

Facebook Post from Alleged Gunman in Arkansas State University Situation Preceded Event


JONESBORO, Ark. – The man arrested after police say he brandished a gun on the Arkansas State University campus Thursday posted on Facebook the day before that he believed he had been wronged by the government and other entities, stemming from an accident at ASU in Newport.


In his post, Brad Bartelt, 47, says he, “Told multiple professionals and people in State of Arkansas I am suicidal and now homicidal, which is what appears they want so problem goes away…”

Later in the post, Bartelt said “my death should not and will not end the truth!”

In a press conference Thursday evening, police said they could not comment on the post.  Officials said Bartelt will be screened by mental health professionals.

Police believe Bartelt drove onto the ASU campus while armed with a shotgun and a 100-pound propane tank. An active shooter alert was issued and the school was put on lockdown. After his vehicle was searched by authorities, the lockdown was lifted.

A screenshot of the post as well as the full text can be seen below:

A post on Facebook from alleged gunman Brad Bartlet on Wednesday. (Photo: Screenshot, Facebook)
A post on Facebook from alleged gunman Brad Bartlet on Wednesday. (Photo: Screenshot, Facebook)

“Need Assistance! Have Federal Judge “John Goree” of Social Security Administration mis-stating, changing n falsifying medical records documented over 22 times!!!

Have multiple Civil Rights Violations of Federal Workforce, Arkansas University and several Arkansas Dept. of, all resulting from 8/22/12 accident at A.S.U. Newport!!

Have multiple Malpractice/Ethics/Misconduct of Medical and other Professionals also all documented!!! NO ONE will even read much less touch or help due to FEAR OF GOVERNMENTAL consequences!!!

Told multiple professionals and people in State of Arkansas I AM SUICIDAL and now HOMICIDAL, which is what appears they want so problem goes away, thought I would DIE from injuries or kill myself by now!!!

Any and ALL assistance as well as passing this on to everyone you know would be appreciated!!! This story is True, Documented and does not need to covered up, but put into the Light.

MY DEATH should not and will not end the TRUTH!!! I already died twice as result of accident, if necessary let my last DEATH be for a purpose!!!

Let the TRUTH and JUSTICE be shown. IF NOT IN THIS LIFE, SURELY IN THE NEXT! GOD BLESS n PROTECT US ALL!!!”

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