A transgender person who reportedly planned to carry out mass shootings at schools and churches in the Colorado region was taken into custody by law enforcement officers in that state.
The suspect possessed a communist manifesto.
The news of the arrest was made public on Thursday afternoon, although the arrest itself took place on March 31.
An arrest record states that William Whitworth, 19, also known as “Lilly,” was taken into custody on March 31 by the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office on two counts of suspicion of criminal attempt to commit murder in the first degree, in addition to other offenses.
An arrest was made of Whitworth after police were called to his residence after receiving reports from other people living there that he was acting violently and had threatened to open fire on a school.
It is believed that the suspect targeted many schools and churches, including Timberview Middle School, Prairie Hills Elementary School, Pine Creek High School, in addition to churches.
A member of the suspect’s family called 911 and said that they had made threats to shoot up schools and suffered from major anger issues before turning themselves in to the police.
A representative of the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office told the local media that the suspect was in the midst of transitioning into their desired gender identity.
The arrest itself took place on March 31, just a few days after a transgender terrorist killed six people, including three children, at a private Christian school in Nashville.