First fox: Tennessee Republican Party Congressman Tim Burchett Called for the release of a manifesto by a transgender shooter at a private Presbyterian church in Nashville.
“Our transgender youth are in trouble,” Burchett told Fox News Digital late Monday. I can have them, but I don’t think they’ll all grow up to be shooters like this.”
“We need to know what was going on in this person’s head and we need to release the manifesto,” the Tennessee Republican continued.
Nashville school shooting: 6 dead, including 3 students, shooter dead
The horrific tragedy that shook the country on Monday began when a 28-year-old woman who identified as a transgender man entered a Covenant school with an “assault rifle” and a handgun, officials said. Covenant is a small private Presbyterian school in Nashville that enrolls students from preschool through her sixth grade.
The attack killed three children and three adults, including a school principal. The culprit was Nashville resident Audrey Elizabeth Hale, who was shot dead by police.
Nashville Police Chief John Drake noted that investigators found a written manifesto and said Hale appeared to be preparing to open fire.
“We also determined that there was a map of the school with details of the surveillance entrance. At one point, she was a student at that school,” he said. and gave me a clue as to who she was.”
Police said the shooter entered the building through a side door and opened fire before moving upstairs, where Hale was confronted by responding officers. Stated.
A search of the Honda Fit driven by Hale on school grounds found “additional material,” police said. Hale also allegedly fired into a responding police vehicle through a second-floor window.
Hale was armed with two AR-style weapons, including a rifle and pistol, and a handgun.Two of the weapons may have been legally purchased in the Nashville area, Drake said. Investigators were investigating possible theories as to the motive, but did not provide further details.
Three young students were taken to Vanderbilt’s Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital with gunshot wounds, medical center officials said. All three were confirmed dead upon arrival. Three more adults were also pronounced dead after the attack. All three were school employees.
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The victims were identified by police as Evelyn Dieckhaus, Hallie Scruggs, and William Kinney, 9, Cynthia Peak, 61, Katherine Koonce, 60, and Mike Hill, 61. According to the Covenant website, Koons was the principal of the Covenant.
According to its website, Covenant School is a private Christian school for students through sixth grade.
Fox News Digital’s Anders Hagstrom and Louis Casiano contributed to the report.