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1 Year Later Uvalde Foundation For Kids continues support of Covenant families call for Manifesto privacy


In an updated April 2nd amended announcement out of Texas, just over 1 year following the tragic shooting at the Covenant School in Nashville, Tennessee, the Uvalde Foundation For Kids, formed following the Uvalde, Texas mass shooting at Robb Elementary School, renewed its call to keep the Covenant School shooter's highly debated manifesto, out of the public eye. 

 

The Uvalde Foundation For Kids, a national nonprofit dedicated to ending school violence nationwide; announced in the release, that it continues to support family members of the Covenant School Shooting in Nashville, Tennessee; calling for the shooter's "Manifesto," to remain private and out of general public access.


Formed in response to the Robb Elementary School Shooting in Uvalde, Texas; the foundation has increased its work & roots in Tennessee & Nashville, more specifically, having responded to the Covenant School shooting, including a June 2023 address to the Metro Council on ways to address the cities gun violence and school safety crisis. It also recognized nationally members of the Nashville Metropolitan Police for their heroic response to the shooting and have established neighborhood citizen patrols across several schools in Nashville, including the Covenant School to engage communities to proactively participate in ensuring student safety.

 

Most recently, expanding its resource offerings; the foundation sent several members from its STOPNOW school patrols to aide in the search for 22 year old, Riley Strain & currently Sebastian Rogers.

 

Foundation National Director, Daniel Chapin released a brief statement in the recent announcement surrounding the potential manifesto release, saying:


"The primary concern for all first and foremost here continues to be the privacy, safety & ensuring that those families directly & indirectly affected by that day are not retraumatized by the sure public dissection and endless publicity such a release would ignite. Finding the balance between dissemination of information which could result in copycat incidents; as we have seen time and time again since Columbine HS & releasing information within the manifesto; which may likewise provide valuable insight helpful to minimize risks of future potential incidents is a daunting challenge.


The Foundation believes that a balance may be found by limiting general public access to sensitive, potentially dangerous writings; while allowing law enforcement & select few personnel and organizations access for investigative & prevention purposes.


However, we continue to call upon the court as they now review the manifesto contents received from the FBI, to set a precedent which places a victim and a families privacy & vulnerability and desires first and foremost. These brave families deserve that much at the least as they and keep moving forward with lives, tragedy & memories that ultimately belong to them and then alone."

 

The Uvalde Foundation For Kids

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