Alleged Would-Be School Shooter Andrea Ye Identifies as Male, Prefers the Name ‘Alex’

Andrea Ye
Montgomery County Police Department

Alleged Montgomery County, Maryland, would-be school shooter Andrea Ye prefers to go by “Alex” and wrote of killing elementary children “because little kids make easier targets.”

The New York Post reported that Ye “is biologically female but identifies as male.”

Breitbart News noted that Ye wrote a 129-page manifesto, to which the Montgomery County Police Department was alerted, and it led to the Wednesday arrest of Ye.

WBAL-TV quoted from the manifesto, in which Ye wrote about killing numerous people at her high school and how knowing the layout of the school would play to her advantage.

She also wrote about targeting an elementary school: “I have also considered shooting up my former elementary school because little kids make easier targets.”

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich (D) went apoplectic when a reporter asked why the county did not address claims that the would-be shooter was transgender.

Elrich said:

Do you publicize every time someone gets murdered and it’s a white, Christian male who is heterosexual?…You never publish somebody’s sexual orientation when you talk about it. Why you focus on someone being transgender is beyond me. It is not a news story. It is not a crime to be transgender, and I’m sorry you feel that way.

The excerpt from Ye’s manifesto ended with these two sentences: “My ultimate goal would be to set the world record for the most amount of kills in a shooting. If I have time, I’ll try to decapitate my victims with a knife to turn the injuries into deaths.”

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 Reach him directly at


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