17-Year-Old Arrested After Police Alerted to Her 129-Page School Shooting Manifesto

Seventeen-year-old Andrea Ye was arrested Wednesday after Maryland's Montgomery County Pol
Montgomery County Police Department

Seventeen-year-old Andrea Ye was arrested Wednesday after Maryland’s Montgomery County Police Department was alerted to her 129-page school shooting manifesto.

FOX 5 DC reported the manifesto contained writings in which Ye allegedly described how she would carry out a school shooting, making clear she considered an attack against an elementary school. But specific attention to heightened security was given to Wootton High School following Ye’s arrest.

In the manifesto, Ye also allegedly described her desire “to be famous.”

The Daily Voice noted that a police search warrant “led to Internet searches, drawings and documents related to threats of mass violence.”

The Montgomery County Police Department pointed out that Ye has not attended a Montgomery County school in person since 2022. Rather, she has been taking classes in the virtual “Online Pathways to Graduation.”

There has been no word on when Ye’s manifesto will be released to the public. The manifesto of the 28-year-old transgender individual who shot and killed people at a Christian school on March 27, 2023, has still not been released.

Update: It should be noted that Andrea Ye is a biological female who identifies as a male.

Editors note: This story has been updated to reflect that Andrea Ye is transgender.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio, and a pro-staffer for Pulsar Night Vision. He was a Visiting Fellow at the Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal in 2010 and holds a Ph.D. in Military History, with a focus on the Vietnam War (brown water navy), U.S. Navy since Inception, the Civil War, and Early Modern Europe. Beef is his favorite vegetable. Follow him on Instagram: @awr_hawkins. You can sign up to get Down Range at breitbart.com/downrange. Reach him directly at awrhawkins@breitbart.com.


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