A tragic massacre at a Nashville Christian school, perpetrated by a transgender individual, was fueled by a deep-seated resentment towards the perceived “privilege” of white individuals. This information has been revealed through diary entries of the shooter, which were made public by Steven Crowder, a podcaster, on Monday.
The 28-year-old shooter, in an entry dated February 3, expressed a violent desire towards children attending private schools, referring to them derogatorily and associating them with symbols of wealth and privilege such as sports backpacks and luxurious cars.
The authenticity of these diary images has been independently verified by Crowder’s investigative team and confirmed by sources from The Daily Wire. These entries bring to light her chilling schedule of the day she decided to commit the act, which she referred to as “death day.”
In an entry dated March 27, the day of the horrifying event at Covenant School, she expressed a morbid hope of a high death count. These entries reflect a deep-rooted resentment towards what she perceived as a “dominant” and “privileged” society, a notion that echoes the Critical Race Theory often discussed in public schools.
Before the tragic event, the shooter bragged about leaving substantial evidence behind, ensuring her motives would be clear. Nashville’s police later acknowledged this fact.
Nashville’s police chief John Drake had assured Republican Gov. Bill Lee that the shooter’s manifesto would be made public “soon.” However, this promise was not kept as the police department refrained from releasing the manifesto for nearly a year, citing various inconsistent reasons. The Metropolitan Police Department and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations also denied open records requests from The Daily Wire, the Tennessee Star, and other outlets because it is an ongoing investigation.
The delay in releasing the manifesto led to litigation, which ironically was used to continue withholding its release. A Nashville judge permitted parents of Covenant School’s students to argue that the manifesto’s release could traumatize their children.
The discrepancy between the Nashville law enforcement’s claims that the FBI asked them to withhold the manifesto and the FBI’s stance that they had no jurisdiction over the case since it was not deemed terrorism further complicated matters.
The shooter’s diary entries also raise questions as to why the FBI did not classify the shooting, which appeared to be motivated by racial bias, as a hate crime. The shooter, like the victims, was white. The derogatory language used in the diary entries also highlighted stereotypes of traditional masculine children.
Under state law, legislators can access the records if a committee passes a resolution, but this has yet to happen. Governor Lee also has the power to review these records but has waited until the police clarify them for the public.