Transgender Denver high school student is identified as 'second gunman who killed one classmate and wounded eight', as friends refer to him as a 'tortured soul' who 'didn't get the support he needed'
Alec McKinney has been accused of killing one classmate, injuring eight others
Allegedly stormed STEM School Highlands Ranch with friend Devon Erickson
Authorities have been describing McKinney as a female juvenile named Maya
But friends confirmed McKinney identifies as male and prefers to be called 'Alec'
When McKinney appeared in court, attorney said he preferred the pronoun 'he'
Friends have taken to McKinney's Instagram to reveal he was suffering from mental health issues and 'desperately needed' help
The second gunman who allegedly opened fire on classmates at a Denver High School appeared in court on Wednesday.
Alec McKinney has been accused of killing one classmate and injuring eight others alongside his friend Devon Erickson at STEM School Highlands Ranch on Tuesday.
Authorities described McKinney as a female juvenile named Maya after initially identifying the second gunman as a boy based on appearances.
But friends of McKinney have confirmed that the teen identified as a male and preferred to be called 'Alec'.
Not getting a great deal of play in the media, wonder why (*strokes chin*)...
Either way, it's on Trump for not keeping his promise of eradicating gun free zones on the federal level.
Teacher friends tell me that May is a month where the kids go bonkers...weather, end of year, senioritis, call it what you will...these stories will become more prevalent.