Several House Republicans are calling for the FBI to release the statement of Audrey Hill, the Nashville shooter, while one House member said she was told it was “a plot about mass destruction.”
It comes a week after polls in which two-thirds of American voters said they wanted Nashville police to issue the statement – in a sign of growing frustration with the investigation into the deadly attack.
Hill, who is transgender, fired 152 rounds from two assault rifles and a handgun, killing Haley Scruggs, William Kenny and Evelyn Diekhaus, all nine, Principal Dr. Katherine Consey, 60, Alternative teacher Cynthia Beck, 61, and Chef Mike Hill, 61 in 27 March.
No matter when, the full statement will not be released, said Metro Nashville Councilwoman Courtney Johnston, citing what is expected to be a shocking read.
“What I was told was that her statement was a blueprint for complete destruction, and it was, very detailed at the level of what she planned,” Johnston said.
Several House Republicans are calling on the FBI to release the statement of Audrey Hill, the Nashville shooter, while a House member said she was told it was a ‘plot for total destruction’
“That document in the hands of the wrong person would be astrologically dangerous,” she told The Guardian. New York Post.
Officers retrieved a “manifesto,” hand-drawn maps, a suicide note, 20 magazines, laptops, phones, and numerous writings, from Hill’s home and a Honda Fit that she had left in the school parking lot.
Congressman Tim Burchett, a Tennessee Republican, was disappointed by the news.
He thinks it “maybe tell us a little bit about what’s going on inside her head.” I think this will answer a lot of questions.
However, Johnston says, after speaking with investigators, that she didn’t think it would be good for the rest of America to have to deal with the toll it was taking on them.
“I personally don’t want to know the depth of her psychosis… When a high-ranking MNPD official tells me it keeps him up at night, I’ll defer to that person at that agency I don’t need to read that.
Police said in a statement that the material from Hill was shared with the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit in Quantico, Virginia, and details Hill’s planning over months to commit mass killings at the school.
“The documents that we have and you’ve seen, you know, one of them is specifically a plan and the other is some magazine type statements,” said David Rausch, director of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.
No matter when, the full statement will not be released, said Metro Nashville Councilwoman Courtney Johnston, noting what is expected to be a shocking readout.
Officers retrieved a “manifesto,” hand-drawn maps, a suicide note, 20 magazines, laptops, phones, and numerous writings, from Hill’s house and a Honda Fit that she had left in the school parking lot.
Congressman Tim Burchett, a Tennessee Republican, was disappointed by the news
He said it contained none of the ‘ideological expressions’ found in other mass murder clues, such as the 35,000-word article about the collapse of industrial society by Unabomber Ted Kaczynski in 1995.
Andy Uglis, R-Tennessee, said an investigation should be conducted if the full statement is not released.
And pollsters found that Americans, by wide margins, want to see the doctrine, which many believe will reveal an agenda for violent extremism, and equal numbers worry that Hill’s attack will inspire more copycat attacks on Christian schools.
A Rasmussen Reports poll is pressing Nashville cops to release Hale’s writing, even as officials backtrack on claims she left behind a statement and say her transcripts are just “magazine-type rants.”
Minnesota Representative Walter Hudson has become the latest Republican politician to seek the release of the documents, saying they may explain Hill’s killing spree at Covenant School on the morning of March 27.
“We should know exactly what motivated someone to shoot and kill six people, including three nine-year-olds,” Hudson wrote on Twitter this week.
Americans by large margins want to see a screed and fear Hill’s attack could inspire more copycat attacks on Christian schools.
David Rausch, director of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, says Hill’s writing is a muddled “rant” that does not amount to a “manifesto.”
Caitlyn Jenner, Vernon Jones, Sebastian Gorka, a former Trump White House adviser, and other governors have urged the Metro Nashville Police Department and the FBI to release the writings.
“Why is the FBI keeping the Nashville transgender mass murderer’s statement hidden?” Gorkha posted on Monday.
Hill was shot and killed by police at the school within minutes of the attack beginning.
Officers have since recovered a “statement,” hand-drawn maps, a suicide note, 20 magazines, laptops, phones, and numerous writings, from her home and a Honda Fit that she left in the school parking lot.
Shared with the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit in Quantico, Virginia, the police said in a statement, details of Hill’s “month-long planning to commit mass murder” at the school.
On Tuesday, a police spokeswoman told DailyMail.com that the statement was still being considered in an “active investigation” and that she had “no date, if, when, or how we would release it at this point.”
Data experts also told DailyMail.com that Hill’s writing likely has more to do with her own emotional difficulties than the transgender violent extremism scheme some have speculated.
A Rasmussen Reports poll of nearly 1,000 Americans, conducted between March 30 and April 3 after Hill’s attack, found that respondents blame the country’s wave of mass shootings on a host of causes.
About 42 percent say the killers are motivated by mental health issues, while 29 percent attribute the attacks to the widespread use of firearms. Other causes include social media (11%), school problems (7%), and family issues (6%).
Nashville school shooting schedule
9:30 am – Metro Police Chief John Drake confirmed that Audrey Hill, 28, left her parents’ belongings with a red bag. Her mother questioned her about the bag, but she refused the question.
9:53 a.m Hale arrives at Covenant School in her Honda Fit. She is seen on surveillance footage walking around the parking lot, going out of frame and standing around 9:55 a.m.
9:57 a.m – Hill sends a goodbye Instagram message to Avrianna Patton. The letter said: ‘This is my final farewell. I love you. See you again in another life. Then she hits back, telling Hale that she has a lot to live for.
Hale replies again that one day “that would make more sense” but “something bad is about to happen”.
10:03 a.m – Averina Patton calls a suicide prevention hotline to try to report the messages Hale sent her. They tell her to call the local sheriff’s department.
10:10 a.m Hale approaches a side entrance of the private Christian school and shoots through the glass doors to enter with her AR and pistol.
10:12 a.m – Patton made an emotional call to 911 asking them to check on Hill after the spam. She was told that there weren’t many officers who could do that without her address.
10:13 a.m The first call to 911.
10:14 a.m Hale walks down the school hallway and walks around the property for several minutes. She then passed children’s service before shooting at 10:21 a.m. and then popped out of the frame of the video.
10:24 a.m – The first Metro Police officers arrive at the scene, with Officer Engelbert opening the door and entering the school. The five-man tactical unit enters the school and begins searching for the shooter.
10:27 a.m – The team of officers encounters the shooter in the hallway of the second floor. Police said Hill was firing through a window at the arriving officers. Engelbert, along with Officer Michael Collazo, shot and killed Hill.