(Luis Cornelio, Headline USA) Fox 17 Nashville has verified the authenticity of leaked sections of a troubling manifesto reportedly belonging to Audrey Hale, the transgender shooter of The Covenant School, responsible for the tragic shooting that resulted in the deaths of three children and three adult staff members.
Initially brought to public attention by podcast host Steve Crowder, skepticism mired the leaked material and the Metro Nashville Police Department declined to confirm the legitimacy of the document as part of the alleged perpetrator’s manifesto.
BREAKING: Images confirmed AUTHENTIC by @FOXNashville
“NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — Social media photos claiming to show some of the writings by The Covenant School shooter Audrey Hale are authentic, FOX 17 News has confirmed through a source.”
Source: https://t.co/4sBIDgwqSv https://t.co/vDGAPPh7Oa
— Steven Crowder (@scrowder) November 6, 2023
“Social media photos claiming to show some of the writings by The Covenant School shooter Audrey Hale are authentic, FOX 17 News has confirmed through a source,” the outlet said on Monday, verifying Crowder’s findings.
Hours before the confirmation, Crowder ignited a storm on Twitter with his revelation. In a now-viral post, he unveiled shocking excerpts from the document, including lines such as “‘wanna kill all you little cr*ckers’” and “‘I hope I have a high death count.’”
In response to the leaked information, the police department announced an investigation into the source of the leak. However, they refrained from confirming the legitimacy of the documents, emphasizing their commitment to the ongoing probe.
— Metro Nashville PD (@MNPDNashville) November 6, 2023
“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 department’s statement claimed. They also claimed they are providing support for the families of the victims.
Regarding the leaks, Elizabeth Clement-Webb, the Public Affairs officer at the FBI Memphis Field Office, declined to offer any commentary.
“As this matter is being addressed by the courts, the FBI will not be commenting on the reported documents,” she said, according to a tweet by Daily Wire journalist Gregg Re.
Wow. FBI refuses to comment in any way on the Nashville shooter’s leaked anti white manifesto, or why they tried to hide it. pic.twitter.com/WGezBxQcOL
— Gregg Re (@gregg_re) November 6, 2023