Rockville Teenager Charged With Threats Of Mass Violence

These charges are connected with plans for a school shooting.

Alex Ye (photo from Montgomery County Police)

Gaithersburg, Md (KM) Montgomery County Police have charged a Rockville teenager  with threats of mass violence connected with plans for a  shooting at an area school. Andrea Ye , 18, of Rockville—whose preferred name is Alex Ye— was taken into custody on Wednesday, and is currently being held without bond.

Authorities say this arrest follows a joint investigation by Montgomery County Police and the FBI’s Baltimore Field Office. The federal agency notified police in Montgomery County about a 129-page “manifesto” written by Ye where he discusses committing a mass shooting, and strategizes how to carry it out.   Ye also writes about targeting an elementary school, and says he wants to be famous.

That led to a search warrant obtained by Montgomery County Police, followed by internet searches, drawings and documents related to threats of mass violence. .

Due to this investigation, Montgomery County Police worked with the School System to increase security at the schools, .especially Wootton High School where Ye was a student.

Montgomery County Police say a news conference is planned for Friday, April 19th. A date and time will be announced later in a media advisory.

By Kevin McManus