On Monday, 28-year-old Audrey Hale, a ‘transgender’ individual, opened fire at The Covenant School in Nashville, Tennessee, slaughtering three children and three members of the school’s staff.
Today, more information has been revealed about Hale, including a set of bone-chilling direct messages sent to a friend just prior to the senseless murders.
Hale’s friend, Averianna Patton, reportedly received messages Monday morning from Hale saying that she no longer wanted to live, and that she would be on the news later that day.
“You’ll probably hear about me on the news after I die … This is my last goodbye,” the transgender killer wrote to Patton.
“One day this will make more sense. I’ve left more than enough evidence behind,” Hale continued, before ominously saying, “But something bad is about to happen.”
Here’s the screenshot from the NY Post:
Audrey "Aiden" Hale messaged a friend from middle school on Instagram minutes before the deadly rampage at The Covenant School in Nashville – WTVFhttps://t.co/zUAX9VqwRg pic.twitter.com/IJ34bm0vPu
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) March 28, 2023
“I tried to comfort and encourage her and subsequently reached out to the Suicide Prevention Help Line after being instructed to by my father at 10:08 am. Audrey has shared with others that she had been suicidal in the past and I knew to take this serious,” Patton told NewsChannel 5 after the shooting occurred.
Patton was a former basketball teammate and classmate of Hale’s from middle school.
Police have said Hale had a manifesto, but other than stating that the attack was targeted, little else has been revealed regarding the details of that manifesto. Police also released stunning footage of Hale inside The Covenant School, gun drawn, wearing camo pants and some sort of tactical vest.
Watch that footage here.