18-year-old Alexis Wilson was working at a pizza restaurant in McAlester, Oklahoma, when she allegedly began bragging about a new gun she had recently acquired.
As it turned out, the gun was an AK-47, and Wilson reportedly showed a co-worker a video of her firing off a few rounds from the assault rifle. Then, police allege, she told her co-worker that she was planning to use the gun to “shoot 400 people for fun” at the high school she had been suspended from for bringing a knife to class and placing swastikas on her personal belongings, the Washington Post reports:
Mass shootings are almost exclusively the actions of males, so Wilson is a bit of an anomaly, but police said they take her threats very seriously, with Sheriff Morris commenting:
“A female can pull the trigger just as easily as a male. It’s rare, it’s different. I don’t know that there’s been a female accused of this.”
After being taken into custody, Wilson reportedly told authorities that she made the threat in order to convince her co-worker that “not everyone that owns a gun is a bad person.”
During her interview with police, Wilson also said she had been bullied while a student at the high school:
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