Just when you think the #MeToo movement has reached its apex, some new advancement pops into culture. Leslie McGourty, a high school physics teacher in Las Vegas, saw one area the #MeToo movement is lacking strength: Women serial killers.
She planned to kickstart the whole movement at a concert by "Life of Agony," a grunge rock band, at a bar in Las Vegas.
In texts to a friend, McGourty wrote:
I'm going to poke a lot of holes in a lot of people on Saturday. I have the means, motive and brains. Vegas will lose its luster after me. Maybe I will start a movement. Another #MeToo movement. But this time, which women feel empowered enough to become serial killers. A perfect plan with my favorite song surrounded by a bunch of f****** up misfits like I am. 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.
Luckily, police stepped in before she could act on it and she faces 20 years in prison for terroristic threats.
Some news sources have quoted students who are baffled by McGourty's actions, but there are far more quotes from students who are not the least bit surprised.
"She scared me. She always talked about her husband and divorce. Too much personal stuff. It was like — scary," said student Natalie Aldana.
I guess her students will have to learn about physics from someone else, maybe even a man.
Another student noted that McGourty refused to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance: "Whenever we had the pledge of allegiance she wouldn't stand up for the pledge of allegiance and we asked her about it and she said that she would stand up for anything else but the Pledge of Allegiance and the national anthem."
And another student: "I know she always comes in talking about her boyfriends and who she dates, but I didn't think she'd be making threats to people."
She's currently out on bail, but isn't allowed back at the school, so I guess her students will have to learn about physics from someone else, maybe even a man.