The Nashville Christian school shooter was a 28-year-old woman who identified as “transgender,” according to police.
Audrey Hale, a former student at The Covenant School, had a map and a detailed manifesto to attack the private Christian academy,“We have a manifesto, we have some writings that we’re going over that pertain to this day,” Nashville police chief John Drake said about the discovery.
Asked specifically if Hale’s identity could have factored into the killer’s motive, Drake said: “There is some theory to that, we’re investigating all the leads.”
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Hale allegedly entered the school by shooting through a door and then killed three adults and three children Monday morning before being gunned down by police.
While inside, Hale killed Evelyn Dieckhaus, Hallie Scruggs, and William Kinney, all age 9, as well as custodian Mike Hill and substitute teacher Cynthia Peak, both 61, and school head Katherine Koonce, 60.
Click here to sign up for KWAM’s breaking news app.Hale reportedly identified as “he/him” on LinkedIn.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) and others questioned the connection of testosterone and mental illness medications to school mass shooters:
How much hormones like testosterone and medications for mental illness was the transgender Nashville school shooter taking?
Everyone can stop blaming guns now.
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) March 27, 2023
Was the #Nashville trans mass shooter on cross-sex hormones (in this case, testosterone)? Women committing mass shootings are exceptionally rare, but if Audrey “Aiden” Hale took testosterone, it could explain part of the male-typical mass violence the Christian school tragically…
— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) March 27, 2023
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