She left behind a plot to carry out the crime at the school where she was a student
Nashville school shooter Audrey Hill sent a heartbreaking “suicide message” minutes before three children and three adults were killed at a Nashville school and wrote to her friend, “I’m planning to die today.”
NewsChannel 5 reported that Hill, 28, sent a message to her former middle school basketball teammate Evrina Patton on Instagram at 9:57 a.m. on Monday.
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The post she originally posted was a suicide note, and Hill wrote using the name Aiden, according to the letters I plan to die today. “This is not a joke!!!”
Hill, who was identified as transgender, wrote: “You’ll probably hear about me on the news after I die.” “This is my last goodbye. I love you. See you again in another life.”
To which Patton replied: “Audrey! You have a lot of life to live. I pray to God to save you.”
“I tried to console and encourage her and then reached out to the suicide prevention helpline after I received instructions from my father at 5:10 a.m,” Patton told NewsChannel 08. “Audrey shared with others that she had suicidal tendencies in the past and knew to take this seriously.”
Her friend called the non-emergency Nashville line at 10:14 a.m. and waited for about seven minutes before speaking with someone who said they would send an officer to my house. “One of the officers didn’t come to my house until 3:29 p.m.” She added:
“After phone calls from friends and Audrey’s name were revealed as the shooter at the Covenant School in Nashville, I learned that Audrey was the shooter and that she had communicated with me before the shooting.”
“My heart goes out to all the families affected and I am devastated by what happened,” Button said.
Police said they left behind a manifesto and a map they used to plan the massacre.