Nashville police reviewing trans shooter's manifesto for public release
The MNPD's announcement that it intends to ultimately release the materials follows its refusal this week to do so at the request of The Tennessee Star.
The Metropolitan Nashville Police Department has revealed that it is currently reviewing the contents of a recent mass shooter's manifesto for public release.
Mass shooter Audrey Hale's writings have remained unreleased since the deadly March attack, despite media efforts to obtain them and general public interest, but authorities indicated on Thursday that they were preparing to make them public.
"The investigation has advanced to the point that writings from the Covenant shooter are now being reviewed for public release. That process is underway and will take a little time," the MNPD told local outlet WZTV.
In late March, transgender mass shooter Audrey Hale killed three students and three faculty members at the Covenant School. Haley left behind extensive writings, including 20 journals, five laptops, a suicide note, two memoirs, seven cellphones, five Covenant Presbyterian School yearbooks, and other notes.
The MNPD's announcement that it intends to ultimately release the materials follows its refusal this week to do so at the request of The Tennessee Star. Authorities said at the time the materials would not be released while the case remained open.
Authorities have indicated that the materials detail Hale's comprehensive planning of the attack over several months.
"In the collective writings by Hale found in her vehicle in the school parking lot, and others later found in the bedroom of her home, she documented, in journals, her planning over a period of months to commit mass murder at The Covenant School," they said earlier this month.
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