On March 27, Audrey Hale, who identified as transgender, opened fire in a Christian elementary school, killing three children and three adults.
The horrific event unfolded at The Covenant School in Nashville, Tenn. Hale was a former student at the school and was reportedly radicalized by the far left.
Hale was killed by quick-responding officers. Authorities are “aware” of a purported leak of Hale’s “manifesto” found in his vehicle. Authorities have resisted releasing the document and its authorship has been contested.
Police officials refused to comment on the manifesto during a press conference in April, saying only, “The ongoing investigation into the March 27 murders of six persons inside The Covenant School continues to show, from all information currently available, that killer Audrey Hale acted totally alone.”
On Monday morning, conservative podcaster Steven Crowder claimed he was in possession of a leaked copy of the manifesto.
In his YouTube video, Crowder reported that his investigative “mug club undercover” obtained the document and that it was authentic. He argued that the public had a right to this information and that revealing the contents of the manifesto was important for the freedom of the press.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIhTtK-iQoo
Crowder, known for his frequent levity in reporting, was solemn in introducing the video, saying, “I will be reading the manifesto here on this show. I wish that I wouldn’t have to.”
In a post to X, Crowder shared images of the manifesto, including one part that said, “I hope I have a high death count.”
A Metro Nashville Police Department spokesperson told Newsweek the police are unable to confirm that Hale wrote the manifesto. However, a representative told Fox News that “authorities were aware” of the purported leak.
When pressed to comment on Crowder’s claim that the document in his possession was authentic, Nashville Police Dept. representatives would only say: “We are aware of that assertion.”
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