Bond for Lilly Whitworth increased tenfold in school shooting plot

The bond for Lilly Whitworth, a former student charged with two counts of criminal attempt to commit murder in connection to threats targeting Colorado Springs schools, has been increased tenfold.

On Thursday Whitworth’s bond was increased to $750,000, according to the Elbert County District Attorney’s Office.

The substantial increase came about after an Elbert County Jail staffer reported on Monday that Whitworth “indicated if able to bond out, the defendant would still try to carry out the original plans of a mass shooting,” the DA’s office said in a news release.

Prosecutors on Tuesday filed a motion with the court to increase the bond, as well as seeking “additional protections in the mandatory protection order.”

At a Thursday hearing, the bond was increased and conditions of a mandatory protection order were modified to include GPS monitoring and no contact with any public or private school property or institution in Colorado, the release said.

Whitworth, who allegedly threatened schools in Colorado Springs Academy District 20, is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on May 3.


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