Updated: Aug 5
For IMMEDIATE RELEASE
2 August 2023 (National/TN)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — GOP Presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy called on the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department and other Tennessee officials to release the Covenant School shooter’s manifesto at a news conference Monday afternoon.
The Uvalde Foundation For Kids, who recently took part in the Nashville Metro Council's three part series to address school violence, directly following the Covenant School shooting; and who has publicly supported families of Covenant School victims call to suppress the Manifesto release - released the following statement in response:
"The Uvalde Foundation For Kids finds Mr. Ramaswamy stance today fails to show any true understanding or care of the lengthy legal process involved in releasing the manifesto; particularly given the mitigating circumstances of this unprecedented case; including the addition of new parties, lawsuit deliberations and the families of the victims themselves calling for privacy.
Mr Ramaswamy wants truth? Truth is lives were lost & only more trauma will be inflicted should the release of the manifesto be granted. The focus instead should be on protecting snd supporting the students of Nashville, Covenant School & the nation with increased red flag laws and sustainable programming."
It’s a long-standing tradition of U.S. law enforcement to release the manifesto of a school mass shooter when it is recovered by authorities — typically within 48 hours of tragedy..The celebrity status these manifestos garner, the blueprint for future potential threats to our nations students & school communities they allow & the reenacted trauma they inflict on families and those left behind in the wake of school shootings & other violent acts against students; are traditionaly released under the guise of, "necessary information for violence prevention."
That tradition has not proven effective in saving student lives. Sadly, manifesto releases over the years have encouraged increased copycat actions & more trauma; further contributing to this long standing culture of violence in America; now as commonplace in our nation's classrooms, as textbooks. Let's Change The Script..."
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