Reports show a transgender gunman in Nashville murdered six people at an elementary school. Days later, a 19-year-old guy in Colorado who thinks of himself as a woman was detained on suspicion that he planned to perpetrate a school shooting.
Elbert County Sheriff’s Office officials told local media in Colorado Springs that 19-year-old William Whitworth had been charged with two charges of criminal intent to murder in the 1st degree, as well as criminal mischief, threatening, and interference with personnel, instructors, or students at educational institutions.
One of the notebooks investigators recovered from Whitworth’s house allegedly referred to Donald Trump, the former president, as a con man. He reportedly referred to Columbine shooters Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris as Losers in his journal.
Police also discovered an edition of The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels and what seemed to be a school floor plan.
According to the police affidavit, there was so much garbage outside and inside the residence that it was difficult to move about. Local media reports that multiple empty alcohol containers and containers containing moldy, partially consumed meals were strewn throughout the premises.
The alleged suspect identifies as a woman and goes by the name Lily, according to the affidavit.
According to local media, Whitworth’s manifesto was 4 pages long and filled with Schizophrenic ramblings and references to many murderers.
According to the affidavit, the manifesto detailed the use of three-dimensional printers to create a wide variety of weaponry, identified specific victims, and included instructions for constructing IEDs.
Prairie Hills Elementary, Pine Creek High School, and Timberview Middle School were all named as potential targets in the manifesto.
Whitworth reportedly attended 3 schools in the specified district, as revealed in a communication to families from Academy District 20. The school reported his final day of attendance was in October 2016.
When questioned whether he was considering shooting up a school, the affidavit states that Whitworth responded in the affirmative.
In response to a question regarding his knowledge of school shootings, the report indicates that Whitworth stated, “Too much.”
A group of mass murderers is included on one page of his manifesto, he said.