The Metropolitan Nashville Police Division stated it has positioned seven workers on “administrative obligation” days after writings from the shooter who killed six at Covenant Faculty have been posted on-line.
MMPD confirmed on Wednesday that the division is continuous its investigation into who revealed the writings. A division spokesperson stated they might place the seven folks on go away “to guard the integrity of the lively and advancing investigation.”
All seven workers have full police authority, the spokesman stated.
The spokesman added that the transfer to assign the group to an administrative process was “utterly non-punitive.” In equity to those seven folks, MMPD has not recognized any of them by identify, the assertion stated.
On Monday, three photographs purporting to be graffiti by Covenant Faculty shooter Audrey Hill, 28, have been posted on-line by a conservative podcast and YouTube present host. The photographs appeared to point out writing a few college taking pictures going down on a selected date.
NBC Information has not confirmed whether or not the paperwork are genuine.
Hill was killed by police after he opened fireplace on March 27 at a personal Christian college in Nashville, killing three youngsters and three adults. The shooter was a scholar at that faculty.
Nashville Mayor Freddie O’Connell on Monday known as for a full investigation into the photographs, and requested Metro Nashville Code Director Wally Dietz to “launch an investigation into how these photographs have been revealed.”
“I’m deeply involved for the security, safety and well-being of the Covenant households and all grieving Nashville residents,” O’Connell stated in an announcement.
Dad and mom whose youngsters have been at Covenant Faculty on the time of the taking pictures have filed a request to maintain the writings secret.
A spokesperson for these dad and mom on Monday described the one who publicly posted the photographs of the graffiti as a “snake” and stated the individual had “launched proof collected in our most weak moments.”
“You have got now allowed (the shooter), who terrorized our household with bullets, to now be capable to terrorize us with phrases from the grave,” stated spokesman Brent Leatherwood, whose three youngsters have been on the college and survived.
David Raybin, an legal professional for Hill’s dad and mom, stated he couldn’t discuss concerning the shared photographs, citing authorized proceedings.
“We by no means noticed any assertion,” Raybin stated. “We’re additionally not ready to confirm the authenticity of those items of paper.”