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Transgender teenager arrested for allegedly plotting mass murder attack on schools and churches, had written manifesto
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Transgender teenager arrested for allegedly plotting mass murder attack on schools and churches, had written manifesto

Law enforcement officials arrested a transgender person they believed was plotting a mass murder attack on schools and churches in Colorado Springs.

The 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office said on Thursday that a family member of a teenager named William Whitworth, who identified as “Lily,” contacted law enforcement because of a threat Whitworth made "to shoot up a school.”

Police went to Whitworth's address and found the suspect sleeping in a bedroom.

Investigators described what they saw in the charging documents.

“Once entering the home there was trash piled up all around the house to where it made it hard to walk inside,” they wrote. “There were numerous containers filled with half eaten food with mold growing inside and numerous alcoholic beverage containers laying around the house.”

Police spoke to Whitworth, who reportedly said, "I'm a little drunk by the way," during the questioning.

“While waiting for the fire department to show up, Lily was asked how long she had been planning the school shooting and Lily stated she’s about a third of the way from doing it,” police said.

Whitworth allegedly told police that Timberview Middle School was a target, as well as some churches.

The charging document also says that Whitworth allegedly admitted to writing a manifesto and going through "active firearm planning" in addition to mapping out the school.

Whitworth was charged with two counts of criminal attempt to commit murder in the first degree, criminal mischief, menacing and interference with staff, faculty, or students of educational institutions.

The teenager had a bond set at $75,000 and is scheduled for a court hearing on May 5.

The arrest was compared by many to the horrific mass shooting in Nashville, Tennessee, during which a transgender person mercilessly slaughtered three 9-year-old students and three adult staff members. The murderer in that incident also prepared a manifesto, but police have not released details from it to date.

Here's more about the Nashville mass shooting:

Glenn’s POWERFUL Nashville Tragedy Message: THIS Is the Way Outwww.youtube.com

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Carlos Garcia

Carlos Garcia

Staff Writer

Carlos Garcia is a staff writer for Blaze News.