Perry High School Shooter Dylan Butler Struggled with Bullying and Gender Identity

Perry, Iowa – On January 4, 2024, Dylan Butler, a 17-year-old senior at Perry High School, carried out a deadly shooting at the school. Armed with a pump-action shotgun and a small-caliber handgun, he fatally shot a sixth-grader and injured five others, including Principal Dan Marburger. Butler then died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. During a press conference, Assistant Director of the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation Mitch Mortvedt revealed that a rudimentary improvised explosive …

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