Leslie McGourty, 48, was exchanging texts with a friend back on May 16th explaining her plans to allegedly carry out a mass attack at a local concert. In the bazar messaged McGourty also stated that she hopes to inspire women ‘like with the me too movement.’
Fox News reported a Las Vegas teacher was arrested this month on terrorist threat charges after she sent texts saying she was forming a plan to shoot up a concert and wanted to empower women to be serial killers.
A friend named James contacted police after he said Leslie McGourty was making statements about poking “a lot of holes in a lot of people on Saturday” and that she was going to be dead Sunday. According to KTNV, the friend took screenshots of the conversation and sent them to police.
Per the report, McGourty wrote she was “forming a plan” that would “blow everyone’s mind” and that “people will remember me.” She also wrote that since she was a woman, she would be remembered.
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.
“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.”
Metropolitan Police Department officers attempted to take McGourty into custody May 16 at her home, but she was already at work.