A leak allegedly released the manifesto of the Nashville shooter who targeted Covenant Elementary School, killing three students and three adults. Law enforcement officials said that they were investigating the authenticity of the leak and who may have released the sensitive information.
According to the handwritten pages, Audrey Hale called White people “privileged.” The transgender student allegedly wrote a number of expletives to describe the future victims.
“Kill those kids!!! Those crackers going to private fancy schools with those fancy khakis + sports backpacks w/ their daddies mustangs + convertables [sic],” allegedly wrote Hale.
The killer further expressed a desire to shoot the children with “mop yellow hair” and to “kill all you little crackers.” Hale allegedly used a homophobic term to describe the students who had “your White privileges.”
The writings allegedly described the day of the attack as the “death day” with an entry that reads “time 2 die.”
“I hope I have a high death count. Ready to die haha,” the March 27 entry read.
State officials cautioned that the text released by various media sources could not yet be confirmed. A representative from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) told Breitbart News that there was “no such confirmation on that.”
The law enforcement agency further said that the TBI was currently “aware of the images, yes, but we’re not offering confirmation on their authenticity.”
Following the shooting, Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee (R) promised that the shooter’s manifesto would be “released to the public very soon.”
Lee’s statement was made more than six months ago.
However, the Nashville Police Department and Chief John Drake did not release the shooter’s writing despite promises and freedom of information requests.
Furthermore, the Tennessee Star sued to have the information released, which police rejected, stating that there was an ongoing investigation.
Throwback to when Jean-Pierre reacted to the Nashville shooting by a transgender shooter that killed six people by saying that "our hearts go out to the trans community as they are under attack right now."#NashvilleManifesto pic.twitter.com/plcStzp3aZ
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) November 6, 2023
Since the release, several other media sources asserted that the shared images were likely authentic. According to the Tennessee Star, the images were shared by sources “in the Tennessee General Assembly” who were able to observe the documents.