‘Blueprint On Total Destruction … Astronomically Dangerous’: FBI Delaying Release Of Nashville Shooter’s Manifesto, Officials Say
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The FBI may be sitting on what has been described as the Nashville school shooter’s “manifesto” because bone-chilling information within it could pose a continuing threat to the public, a Tennessee official said Thursday.

The killer behind the March 27 massacre that left three nine-year-old kids and three adults dead inside a Christian school was a 28-year-old woman who claimed to be a man. She fired 152 bullets in a 14-minute rampage inside The Covenant School, a private Presbyterian school, before police stormed inside and shot her dead. While the Metro Nashville Police Department is heading up the probe with assistance from the FBI, MNPD spokesman Don Aaron said material related to the shooter is still “under analysis” by the bureau.

“What I was told is, her manifesto was a blueprint on total destruction, and it was so, so detailed at the level of what she had planned,” Metro Nashville Council Member Courtney Johnston told The New York Post, adding she had been informed the FBI would not release the entire manifesto.

“That document in the wrong person’s hands would be astronomically dangerous,” she continued, adding that “the vast, overwhelming majority of it” could prove dangerous to the public. “I personally don’t want to know the depths to which her psychosis reached.”

“When I’m told by an MNPD high-ranking official that it keeps him up at night, I’m going to defer to that person in that agency that I don’t need to read that,” she added.

Materials found at the home the shooter shared with her parents included five laptops, a suicide note, two memoirs, five Covenant School yearbooks, and seven cellphones, according to a search warrant. Various congressional representatives called for the FBI to release the manifesto.

Rep. Tim Burchett (R-TN), who said that the FBI was responsible for the delay in releasing the manifesto, said that the manifesto “could maybe tell us a little bit about what’s going on inside of her head,” adding, “I think that would answer a lot of questions.”

Rep. Andy Ogles (R-TN) said that “we need to investigate why” if the materials are not released.

Minnesota state Rep. Walter Hudson told the Post that Americans have voiced “increasing distrust with the FBI and with government agencies generally,” adding, “One of the greatest threats to democracy or, as I would say, threats to the Constitutional Republic, is the erosion of trust in institutions. The FBI is one of those institutions. If you’re going to wield power in a free country, then you have a responsibility to maintain the public’s trust in that power – and the FBI needs to figure out how to do that.”

Evelyn Dieckhaus, 9, Hallie Scruggs, 9, William Kinney, 9, Cynthia Peak, 61, Katherine Koonce, 60, and Mike Hill, 61, were murdered in the shooting. At the time of the shooting, local police stated that the shooter had “considered the actions of other mass murderers.”

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