Discord Unveils Disturbing Online Trail of Iowa School Gunman’s Plans

The online chat platform Discord has uncovered a chilling digital footprint left by the Iowa school gunman, Dylan Butler. The 17-year-old assailant, who unleashed terror upon Perry High School, had an active account on Discord where he openly discussed school shootings and even hinted at his sinister plans moments before the attack. This disturbing revelation has sent shockwaves through the community and raised questions about the role of social media in facilitating such heinous acts.

According to NBC News, Butler’s Discord account, under the username “took2much,” was found to have posted messages discussing the shooting and his preparation for the tragic event. Screenshots obtained by NBC News reveal a series of messages where Butler expressed his nervousness and mentioned being in the school bathroom, gearing up for what was to come. The account also used a racial slur and expressed a desire for a specific individual to leave the bathroom so that Butler could assemble his guns.

Discord, in response to these findings, confirmed that they believe the “took2much” screen name belonged to Butler. The company has taken immediate action against the suspect’s account and content, emphasizing their zero-tolerance policy towards violence and violent extremism. Discord is also cooperating with law enforcement to aid in their ongoing investigation.

Further investigation into Butler’s online activities revealed that he was part of a chatroom on Discord called “School Massacres Discussion.” This chatroom, dedicated to discussing school shootings, was flagged to the FBI by a Discord user in November. The user, who remains anonymous due to being a minor, reported the chatroom but did not mention Butler’s specific username, “took2much.” Unfortunately, the FBI did not respond to the user’s report, and the chatroom was closed before the tragic shooting occurred.

This is not the first time Discord has been linked to a mass shooter. In 2022, the convicted shooter in the Buffalo, New York, Tops market attack also used Discord to discuss combat gear and create a disturbing to-do list for the shooting. Discord’s role in facilitating such discussions and the subsequent actions taken by the company have raised concerns about the platform’s ability to monitor and prevent the spread of violent content.

As the investigation into the Perry High School shooting continues, the community is left grappling with the devastating loss of Ahmir Jolliff, an 11-year-old sixth grader, and the injuries sustained by four other students and three staff members, including Principal Dan Marburger. The discovery of Butler’s online activities serves as a stark reminder of the urgent need to address the issue of online radicalization and the potential dangers lurking in the darkest corners of the internet.

The Perry community, along with the nation, mourns the loss of innocent lives and hopes that this tragedy will serve as a catalyst for change. It is imperative that we come together to find solutions that not only hold individuals accountable for their actions but also address the underlying issues that lead to such horrific acts of violence.

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2 Responses

  1. I remember reading about the Iowa school shooting and the disturbing digital footprint left by Dylan Butler on the online chat platform Discord. It was a shocking and chilling reminder of how social media and online platforms can sometimes be used for harmful purposes.

    I have always been an advocate for responsible internet use and the importance of monitoring online activities, especially when it comes to young individuals. This incident further reinforced my belief in the need for parents, educators, and society as a whole to be vigilant and proactive in identifying potential warning

  2. I remember reading about the Iowa school shooting incident involving Dylan Butler and his chilling digital footprint on Discord. It was a shocking and disturbing incident that left the community in shock.

    I have been an active user of Discord for a few years now, primarily using it to connect with friends and participate in various gaming communities. It’s a platform that allows people to create servers, join different channels, and engage in text, voice, and video conversations. It’s a great way to connect with like-minded individuals and

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