The Metropolitan Nashville Police Department responded publicly to the release of photos of three pages which are alleged to be part of a manifesto written by the Nashville mass shooter in March of this year.
Political commentator Steven Crowder posted photographs of these pages on social media on Tuesday, which CDM earlier reported.
Crowder has alleged the photographed pages were authored by the late Audrey Hale, who was killed by the police after she terrorized Convenant School where she killed six individuals: three nine-year-old children and three adults in March this year.
“The MNPD is in communication with the Metropolitan Department of Law as an investigation, begun this morning, continues into the dissemination of three photographs of writings during an on-line discussion about Covenant School. The photographs are not MNPD crime scene images,” the MNPD statement reads.
“The police department has been in contact with a representative of Covenant families. Police department counselors are available to assist them in coping with the emotional trauma caused by the dissemination,” the short state concludes.
Authorities confirmed they discovered a manifesto written by Hale months ago in which she had allegedly planned the attack for some time.
Following the shooting, authorities obtained the manifesto and other journals from her car and home. Her parents turned the ownership of the manifesto over to the Covenant School families.
There is an ongoing investigation of the manifesto by the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU), which is very common in mass shootings and law enforcement has stated that they will not release the manifesto until the investigation is closed.
The MNPD could not confirm the authenticity of the pages released on Monday.
A police spokeswoman also told Fox News they are “aware” of a possible leak of the manifesto. David Raybin, an attorney representing Hale’s parents, said he could not confirm the pages’ authenticity, according to WSMV4, a local NBC affiliated outlet.
“We have never seen a manifesto at any time. We’re not in a position to authenticate these pieces of paper. We have absolutely not released anything, but we certainly did not release this,” Raybin said. “It’s inappropriate for me to make any further comment about it.”
The manifesto from the Nashville transgender killer has been leaked - you can see below.
On Monday, “Louder with Crowder” host Steven Crowder released pages allegedly from the Nashville Manifesto on social media.
Crowder said the pages have been verified by multiple sources.
The writings have been sealed since the March 27 attack when 28-year-old Audrey Hale launched a terrifying attack at The Covenant School in Green Hills, near Nashville, Tennessee.
This mass shooting resulted in the murders of Evelyn Dieckhaus, Hallie Scruggs, and William Kinney, all 9 years old; as well as Cynthia Peak, 61; Katherine Koonce, 60; and Mike Hill, 61.
Hale was shot and killed by police inside the school.
As in every mass shooting, there is always a hunt to discover if there is any evidence or indication for mass shooters’ motives.
The police have stated they would release the manifesto after the case is closed. Hale’s family had not released the manifesto left behind. They transferred the rights to it to Covenant families.
Hence, multiple groups have sued for access, including a state senator, The Tennessean newspaper and a gun-rights organization, according to the AP. The National Police Association filed Freedom of Information Act requests to try and get the manifesto released but were denied by a judge.
A source has told CDM that Hale practiced at a shooting club in Tennessee.
Hale identified as a transgender. The shooter sought to kill “cr*ckers” with “white privileges,” according to the leaked pages that document the plans to target children.
“Kill those kids!!!” the manifesto reads. “Those cr*ckers going to private fancy schools with those fancy khakis and sports backpacks, with their daddies [sic] Mustangs and convertibles. F*** you little sh**s. I wish to shoot you weaka** d***s w/ your mop yellow hair. Wanna kill all you little cr*ckers!!! Bunch of little f***ots with your white privileges. F*** you f***ots.” It continues.
“I hope I have a high death count … God let my wrath take over my anxiety,” wrote Hale.
The shooter also left a detailed schedule about the day in question.
“I’m a little nervous, but excited, too,” Hale wrote. “Been excited for the past 2 weeks. There were several times I could’ve been caught, especially back in the summer of 2021. None of that matters now. I am almost an hour and 7 minutes away. Can’t believe I’m doing this, but I’m ready … I hope my victims aren’t."
Hale concluded: "Ready to die haha.”
Hale reportedly left behind at least 20 journals, a suicide note and a memoir, according to court filings, which were recovered at the crime scene and at her parents' home.
Police, at the time, reported that Hale was a former student at Covenant School, identified as trans and used the pronouns “he/his” online.
In the documents, Hale used her given name of “Audrey,” while using her chosen name at the time of death, namely, “Aiden.”
According to law enforcement officials, Hale was being treated for an emotional disorder. Her mother confirmed such at the time. She had planned the attack for months in advance and studied other mass murderers.
On the day of the shooting, Hale was armed with two rifles, a handgun and "significant ammunition.”
“In the collective writings by Hale found in her vehicle in the school parking lot, and later found in her bedroom, she documented in journals, her planning over a period of months to commit mass murder at Covenant School,” law enforcement told the public in April.
The Covenant School is a private Christian school with 33 teachers and up to 210 students starting in preschool through sixth grade, according to the school's website.
Subscribe to our evening newsletter to stay informed during these challenging times!!