Nashville school shooter Audrey Hale’s manifesto is set to be released to the public after the FBI and its highly skilled team of criminal profilers analyze its contents, a Nashville City Council member revealed to The Post.
The FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit is working “in tandem with” the Metro Nashville Police Department (MNPD) to complete “a very in-depth analysis of certain aspects of the shooter’s life,” Robert Swope said Wednesday.
“The manifesto is going to be released. It’s just a matter of when. There are some incredibly brilliant psychological minds and psychological analysts combing through her entire life,” added Swope, who is a member of the city council’s Public Safety, Beer and Regulated Beverages Committee.
Transgender Hale, 28, left behind the manifesto as well as detailed maps of the school she methodically planned to attack, where she left three children and three staff members dead.
The shooter arrived at the Covenant School around 9:54 a.m. Monday, exterior surveillance images show.
Hale sent several messages to a former classmate minutes later, and told the woman: “I’m planning to die today … You’ll probably hear about me on the news.”
Authorities have revealed the attack was planned and targeted, and Hale had a further cache of weapons hidden throughout the brick-faced home she shared with her parents.
Police rushed to the scene, where Hale shot at them as they arrived, MNPD Chief John Drake told reporters.
Hale’s parents claimed they thought she sold her legally bought firearms after they expressed their disapproval, police said, but instead, she used two assault rifles and a handgun to carry out her heinous suicide mission.
Hale was dead within 14 minutes of the alarm being raised, but not before killing 9-year-olds Evelyn Dieckhaus, Hallie Scruggs and William Kinney, as well as school janitor Mike Hill and substitute teacher Cynthia Peak, both 61, and 60-year-old headmistress Katherine Koonce.