Audrey Hale edit. Credit: Alexander J. Williams III/Pop Acta.
Audrey Hale edit. Credit: Alexander J. Williams III/Pop Acta.

A group of Tennessee House Republicans has drafted a letter addressed to the Nashville chief of police, urging the release of Audrey Hale’s writings and toxicology reports. Hale was a transgender who killed six people, including three children, at a Christian school in March 2023. The letter emphasizes the crucial need to comprehend the perpetrator’s behavior and motives, particularly in preparation for an upcoming special session.

The Republicans are appealing for the disclosure of Hale’s writings, medical records, and toxicology reports, stating that such information is indispensable for the General Assembly to devise effective measures that can safeguard against future acts of violence.

“In order for this special session to be successful, it is paramount we understand the behavior and motives of the Covenant School perpetrator. We respectfully request the release of the perpetrator’s writings as well as relevant medical records and toxicology reports.”

“We are united in our shared common goal and duty to protect the safety and well-being of Tennesseans. The release of these records is critical to the General Assembly’s ability to construct effective solutions that can prevent future acts of violence. The citizens of this state and their elected representatives must have adequate time to review them.”

The House Republicans in Tennessee are contending that comprehending the motives of the shooter is of utmost importance prior to a special session addressing potential gun legislation. They stress that acquiring this information is essential for developing effective solutions aimed at preventing future acts of violence. Their argument stems from the recent decision by the Nashville Police Department to withhold Audrey Hale’s manifesto.

According to the Daily Wire, Governor Bill Lee, who recently signed a bill to augment funding for school safety, has summoned a special session to deliberate on gun legislation, including the possibility of implementing a “red flag” law. However, Republicans in the state assembly have expressed resistance to such legislation, expressing concerns regarding the potential infringement upon Second Amendment rights. The Republicans maintain that obtaining a complete understanding of the facts is imperative to enacting meaningful and informed legislation. The police have refrained from releasing the shooter’s manifesto due to ongoing legal proceedings, but an unredacted copy has been provided to a judge for review.

Earlier this month, the Nashville Police Department reversed their previous decision to make public the manifesto of Audrey Hale, a transgender individual who identified as male and committed a heinous act of violence resulting in the deaths of six people, including three children. The department cited an ongoing lawsuit as the basis for withholding the documents, explaining that the Tennessee Firearms Association had filed a claim alleging wrongful denial of a public records request. Consequently, the release of records pertaining to the Covenant School shooting has been temporarily suspended until the court provides further guidance.

Speculation has arisen regarding the decision not to release the manifesto, with some suggesting that it may be an attempt to suppress a negative narrative about transgender individuals for left-wing political motives. However, it is worth considering that the disclosure of a toxicology report concerning Hale could potentially offer initial insights into the contributing factors behind the tragic mass shooting.

Despite numerous requests from media outlets under freedom of information laws, the Nashville Police Department’s refusal to release the manifesto has left the shooter’s motives shrouded in uncertainty. It is important to note that the incident unfolded amidst a period of heightened tension between transgender activists and Tennessee Republican lawmakers, who were engaged in deliberations over proposed legislation concerning gender-transitioning drugs, surgery for minors, and the presence of drag queen shows in specific areas.


  1. At least Audrey is in hell suffering the vengeance of everlasting fire! Just like vile evil democrat hacks in any walk of life and 46th mental midget presidents will suffer. No commies or sodomites allowed in the kingdom of God.

  2. The only way they can stop things like this is to outlaw trying to make men out of women. Men have problems with their hormones much less woman. There are 2 sexes. Male and female and these are decided by God not man

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