According to a report, the manifesto left behind by the woman who murdered six people at a Christian school in Tennessee last month will be made public.
The manifesto was recovered after police say Audrey Hale murdered three students and three adults at The Covenant School in Nashville on March 27.
Hale referred to herself as “Aiden” and identified with the so-called “transgender” community.
In addition to a detailed manifesto, the New York Post reports that Hale also left behind laptops, documents, mobile phones, and a suicide note.
The FBI allegedly intended to prevent the publication of the manifesto, which prompted a backlash.
WZTV reported on Thursday that both the Metro Nashville Police Department and the FBI possessed the document in the hours following the mass shooting.
According to reports, the MNPD expects it to be made public shortly, although no timeline has been provided.
A police representative stated in a statement that the document is undergoing release review.
“The investigation has advanced to the point that writings from the Covenant shooter are now being reviewed for public release,” the department said. “That process is underway and will take a little time.”
It is unclear what portion, if any, of the document will be redacted before its release.
Two House Republicans argued last week that the manifesto should be made public so that the public can gain a better understanding of the motives behind the homicides of three nine-year-old children and three school faculty members.
According to the Post, Republican representatives Tim Burchett of Tennessee and Walter Hudson of Minnesota have asked the FBI to disclose the document immediately.
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Burchett said the manifesto “could maybe tell us a little bit about what’s going on inside of her head.”
“I think that would answer a lot of questions,” he said. CONTINUE READING…