A former Colorado Springs student faces an attempted murder charge after making threats against various schools in one of the city’s largest school districts. According to the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office, 19-year-old William Whitworth – who identifies as “Lilly”- was charged after an investigation into “threats involving schools in Colorado Springs Academy District 20.”
Whitworth was arrested by the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office and formally charged with: Criminal attempt to commit murder in the first degree (two counts), Criminal mischief, Menacing, Interference with staff, faculty, or students of educational institutions.
Investigators found a manifesto, a dry-erase board with floor plans, and a detailed list of names to be killed in a notebook.
In two notebooks, deputies found more floor plans, a drawing of a clock to use a detonation device stating, “Remove clock intemials and drive a screw into the desired detonation time on the face of the clock, and “Is this what they meant when they said making a mockery of the massacre?”
Written inside one book: “Ways I want to die,” with a list stating murder, burning alive, freezing, and drowning.
Another book had the following statements found inside:
“A list of firearms and how to 3D print them
“Detailed lists of numerous named individuals to be killed and their indended casualty versus injury rate.
“Information detailing the creation of improvised explosive devices.
“The Finalization of locations being Timberview Middle School, Prairie Hills Elementary, and Pine Creek High School
One of the notebooks also had a list of various mass shooters with commentary on each. Below is how the names were listed in the notebook:
Eric and Dylan: Losers
Adam Lanza: To smart
Isreal Keyes: Degenerate
Lauren Southern: Pathetic
Donald J. Trump: Con-mam
Bad cops: Useless garbage
Stockholm, Name: Liam K.
19-year-old William Whitworth who identifies as “Lilly” was arrested and facing attempted murder charges on allegations of planning attacks on three schools in Colorado Springs
— I Meme Therefore I Am 🇺🇸 (@ImMeme0) April 6, 2023
🚨 #BREAKING: Manifesto reveals a trans person's plans to carry out MULTIPLE school shootings in Colorado, as well as take out President Trump, calling him a "con-man"
William Whitworth, a biological male that goes by "Lily," has been charged with attempted murder. pic.twitter.com/k8mmmrCJ74
— Nick Sortor (@nicksortor) April 6, 2023