Last Updated on January 4, 2024
The purported suspect in a mass shooting at a Perry, Iowa high school that has been shrouded in secrecy by local law enforcement in the hours since it occurred is a trans-identified male who dedicated much of his online presence to LGBTism and appears to have posted taunts as he lay in wait inside his school, ready to murder his peers on their first day back from Christmas break. TikTok has scrubbed the account of Dylan Butler, the suspected mass shooter who went by “@tooktoomcuh” on the CCP-tied platform.
Social media accounts belonging to suspected Perry, Iowa mass shooter Dylan Butler, whose rampage wounded a thus far unknown number of his peers before Butler was neutralized by police, show that the Iowa teenager identified as transgender, but was hesitant to receive a so-called “gender-affirming surgery” for fear that it would make him “look ugly.”
In the biographical section of his now-removed TikTok account, which vanished from the platform just hours after the shooting at Butler’s Iowa high school, is a rainbow gay pride flag.
In one of his TikTok videos, he calls on views to “[love] your trans kids.”
View screen grabs from Butler’s TikTok and Reddit accounts and posts below:
Watch a screen recording of trans mass shooter Dylan Butler’s TikTok videos below:
BREAKING: Dylan Butler Unmasked as Perpetrator in Perry High School Mass Shooting Horrorpic.twitter.com/9reEOHWH5R
— Simon Ateba (@simonateba) January 4, 2024
As news reporters gathered outside of Perry High School looking for updates on the shooting from law enforcement and school district officials, the public was suddenly cut off from the investigation and any further information related to the shooting.
Video footage widely shared on social media shows police officers packing up and leaving, refusing to answer any questions from the media, and shutting down the press conference that they called themselves.
It’s unclear if the press conference being shut down has anything to do with the shooter’s personal or political background and views.
Watch Perry, Iowa police ditch reporters in the video footage below:
His name is Dylan Butler and they have already removed his social media accounts. Can you guess why? https://t.co/7ysyrqJut7
— Sarah Fields (@SarahisCensored) January 4, 2024
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