The Covenant School files motion to protect interests amid manifesto release lawsuits

May 16, 2023 | Political News

NASHVILLE, Tenn.–The debate over releasing the writings of The Covenant School mass shooter continues to be waged in public discourse, among politicians, and in the courts.

On Monday, lawyers for The Covenant School filed a motion to intervene in lawsuits calling for the writings of shooter Audrey Hale to be released. Over the last few weeks, the National Police Association (NPA) and Tennessee Firearms Association (TFA) have each filed suits against the city calling on the writings to be released publicly.

The suits came at a time the Metro Nashville Police Department (MNPD) was reviewing the writings, also referred to as a manifesto, for potential public release. The lawsuits have paused MNPD from taking further action given the legal status.