Daily Mail reported that Audrey Hale murdered six people at the Covenant School on March 27 before being killed by police, leaving behind a manifesto that has been kept under wraps until now. The manifesto that was leaked earlier this week was authentic, and seven Nashville police officers have since been placed on “administrative assignment” amidst an investigation as to how this leak occurred.
In the manifesto, Hale wrote that she wanted to kill “cr****s’ and f****ts” before being killed herself. Hale planned out the day of the massacre to the minute, saying that she would wake up at 6:30am before getting dressed at 7:05am. She then wrote that she would spend time with her stuffed animals between 7:05am and 8:55am.
Hale entered the Covenant School and opened fire at 10:11am, and she was fatally shot by police fourteen minutes later at 10:25am.
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Mayor Launches Investigation
Nashville Mayor Freddie O’Connell was furious over this alleged leak.
Dietz confirmed that an investigation is under way.
“At this time we have limited information about this possible leak of documents related to the tragic shooting at Covenant School. I cannot confirm or deny the authenticity of the documents due to the existing lawsuit,” he said. “At the request of the Mayor, I am initiating a full investigation with multiple law enforcement agencies to determine exactly what happened.”
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Seven Officers Placed On Leave
Don Aaron, spokesperson for the Metro Nashville Police Department, told Alabama.com that seven officers were placed on leave to “protect the integrity of the active, progressing investigation.” He added that the officers still have “full police power” and the assignments are “absolutely non-punitive.”
Aaron declined to name the identities of the officers, only saying that they “are available to assist in the ongoing investigation as needed.”
The three children who were killed by Hale were Evelyn Dieckhaus, Hallie Scruggs and William Kinney, all of whom were 9 years old. The adult victims were Katherine Koonce, 60, the head of the school, custodian Mike Hill, 61, and 61-year-old substitute teacher Cynthia Peak.
This manifesto should have been released to the public immediately after this shooting took place. What do you think about the manifesto? Let us know in the comments section.