This happened in a small town, no more than half a mile from my home. Aside from the close proximity of it, the fact that Discord was used in this manner, to create a private gaming server that allowed this person to commit this is troubling to me as an adult.
I have reached out to the Blizzard Community Service account and to Discord on Twitter, asking if they could supply links where something like this happening could be reported, so that it would be looked at quickly.
We exist in a virtual world that spans the globe, and things like this happen all to often. This is not a problem that should have a blind eye turned. I don’t even care about backlash from the news or politicians that may use this as a rally point to champion a cause. We as gamers, and adults, should always be watchful of how people may manipulate children, even other adults. We are the first line of defense in preventing something horrible happening.
I will edit this if I can supply any links for reporting.
And to report to Blizzard.