New memo shows how FBI pressured Nashville Police about trans killer's manifesto after Christian school mass killing

The FBI appears to have counseled the Metro Nashville Police Department against releasing the manifesto belonging to the Covenant School killer.

Officials with the FBI's Critical Incident Response Group wrote to Nashville Police Chief John Drake on May 11, 2023 — approximately six weeks after the school massacre — about the "protection of legacy tokens," referring to the writings and other documents that killers leave behind.

'For all the reasons listed above, release of legacy tokens such as this would endanger school security across the country.'

The FBI "strongly discourages the public dissemination of any legacy tokens," the memo said.

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