A Las Vegas high school teacher took a novel approach to shattering the glass ceiling. She planned to break it with bullets.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that 48-year-old Leslie McGourty, who teaches at Bonanza High School, was arrested on school grounds May 16 after a friend notified police that McGourty had threatened to kill herself and others during an ongoing conversation via text messages.
In the series of text messages detailed in her arrest report, McGourty had repeatedly romanticized “being remembered” and said she hoped to start another #MeToo movement, “but this time in which women feel empowered enough to become serial killers.”
According to the report, McGourty’s threats were aimed at a May 19 concert.
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“A perfect plan with my favorite song surrounded by a bunch of f****** up misfits like I am,” she wrote in a text message. “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 has been charged with issuing a threat to commit an act of terrorism, which is a felony. She was released from police custody on bail and is scheduled to appear again in court on June 19 — the day of the concert.
The incident lends credence to the argument that mass shootings are driven by a desire for recognition. An article at The Daily Wire co-authored by Stoneman Douglas survivor Kyle Kashuv takes the next logical step, arguing on behalf of withholding the names of the perpetrators of these atrocities.