Police say motive for attack on Christian school by transgender shooter remains unclear

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 April 5, 2023

Fox News reported that police in Nashville recently announced they have more information about Audrey Hale, a transgender individual who murdered three children and three adults at a Christian school late last month.

Yet in a move which has left many observers shaking their heads, authorities continue to insist that they don't know why she struck.

Police say motive "has not been established"

That's according to a statement released this week by the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department (MNPD). It said, "The motive for Hale’s actions has not been established and remains under investigation by the Homicide Unit in consultation with the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit."

However, the police department did acknowledge that Hale's suicide note showed she "considered the actions of other mass murderers."

It also revealed that police officers Rex Engelbert and Michael Collazo both opened fire on Hale, with each man discharging four rounds.

"The department’s Professional Wellness Section is conducting critical incident debriefings, including daily wellness checks, for involved personnel," the press release continued.

Conservatives accuse authorities of engaging in a cover-up

"The MNPD’s Homicide Unit is leading the investigation into the murders of the six victims. The Cold Case Unit is working with the TBI in the investigation of the fatal police shooting of Hale," it added.

The reluctance to release information on Hale's motive has led to speculation by conservatives that her writings reflect anti-Christian bigotry and radical gender ideology, something which leftists would rather not focus on.

Fox News host Tucker Carlson made that argument a day after Hale rampage's, noting how Police Chief John Drake acknowledged the existence of a manifesto but told reporters it would not be released.

"We can't see the manifesto because the transgender lobby, which has far more power than you do, has pressured politicians to keep it hidden, but we can be certain what it says," Carlson said, adding, "Monday's victims were murdered because they were Christians. It's that simple."

Democratic official called for violence after shooting

Meanwhile, Arizona gubernatorial press secretary Josselyn Berry responded to the tragedy with a tweet encouraging violence against critics of transgenderism.

Fox News reported that Berry later resigned after her tweet was denounced by Republicans as well as Arizona Democratic Gov. Katie Hobbs's office.

"The post by the Press Secretary is not reflective of the values of the administration," a statement from Hobbs' office declared. "The Governor has received and accepted the resignation of the Press Secretary."

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