Amanda Bynes returns to Twitter, says she's switching schools

Amanda Bynes popped up on her verified Twitter account Tuesday morning for the first time since mid-May, offering a tidbit about her future plans and commenting on recent stories about her.

"Don't believe anything the tabloids are saying about me," she said. "They dislike me for some odd reason & they continue to insult me everyday."


She added: "Treat others how you want to be treated. The truth will set you free."

The former actress, who until recently was attending school for fashion design, jetted off to New York City from LAX late Thursday just days after being arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs.

"I'm transferring to NYU or Columbia from FIDM to study psychology, so you'll see me in New York if you live here but I HATE stalkers!," the "All That" star tweeted Tuesday.

She's already been seen in New York in recent days arriving at JFK airport with a big bandage on her right cheek, hitting a club while wearing a bauble that looked like an engagement ring, and riding a bike with a big smile on her face.

Bynes' tabloid reference may have been sparked by an InTouch story out Monday in which she was quoted as telling a reporter that she was engaged to a 19-year-old Costa Mesa guy and wanted to have lots of babies with him -- but no girls, because she would feel jealous.

"I really do not enjoy driving," she reportedly said after explaining that she hoped they could settle down in New York City, where she can get around on foot and by bicycle. "I don't like the way I look in a car. The lighting is very bad."

The 28-year-old hasn't had a great track record behind the wheel in recent years: She was arrested in Sherman Oaks on Sept. 28 on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs, and in 2012 she racked up numerous driving-related run-ins with the law, kicked off by an arrest on suspicion of DUI in West Hollywood.

Following that streak of erratic behavior, which resulted in her being hospitalized on an involuntary psychiatric hold after she set a fire in the driveway of a Sherman Oaks house, she'd been under the  conservatorship of her mother. That one-year conservatorship -- which reportedly started as a long-term psych hold procured by doctors and during which Bynes spent months getting in-patient treatment -- was to have ended in late August.

In April, mother Lynn Bynes told E! News that her daughter was never diagnosed with bipolar disorder or schizophrenia, as had been rumored, blaming the bizarre behavior on Amanda's alleged marijuana habit.

Bynes' parents reportedly learned of her September arrest through the media and said didn't know exactly where their daughter was living.

Former classmates at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Irvine told TMZ last week that the ex-actress had been showing up to classes stoned and was kicked out after allegedly being caught cheating off someone else's test.

So -- about that college transfer? FIDM says on its website that certain of its general-education courses are transferable into the California State University system. It also offers students the option of transferring to a dozen partnered schools; New York University and Columbia University are not on that list.

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