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Teacher arrested for threatening to shoot up concert to start new #MeToo movement empowering murder

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Las Vegas police arrested a 48-year-old teacher earlier his month after she threatened to shoot up a concert at a downtown bar. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Las Vegas authorities arrested a Clark County high school teacher on May 16 and charged her with making "terroristic threats." At the time, police did not divulge additional details about her arrest or what threats she had made.

Police are now revealing what the 48-year-old teacher had planned.

What are the details?

According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Leslie McGourty was arrested on school grounds after police became aware she confided in a friend her plans to shoot up an upcoming concert so she could initiate a new "#MeToo" movement, "but this time in which women feel empowered enough to become serial killers."

Police said McGourty planned to massacre people at a concert on May 19, although they did not say which concert she planned to attack. It was reportedly at a downtown bar.

"A perfect plan with my favorite song surrounded by a bunch of f****** up misfits like I am. Imagine knowing exactly the moment that you’re going to die. I know exactly that your favorite song will be playing. By your favorite band. It’s just too perfect," McGourty wrote in the text messages, according to the Review-Journal.

On May 16, police planned to arrest McGourty at her home. However, she was already at work and decided to take her into custody at the school.

Was the teacher charged?

Police said they "did not get much of a reaction" from McGourty when they presented her with the evidence against her. She was charged with one felony count of making a threat to commit an act of terrorism.

McGourty is out on bail and her next scheduled court appearance is June 19. Clark County School District officials said she has been "assigned to home" as the investigation against her remains ongoing.

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