Audrey Hale, the 28-year-old transgender woman who killed six people at a Nashville school on March 27, 2023, used federal grant money to buy her firearms, according to a report by the Tennessee Star.

CNN reported that Hale legally purchased seven guns between October 2020 and June 2022. The Tennessee Star citedradio host Brian Wilson, who claimed Hale used education grant funds to buy the guns and pay for training at a local gun range.

Transgender Nashville Shooter Used Federal Funds for Gun Purchases
On Monday, Audrey Elizabeth Hale, a 28-year-old identifying as male, killed three adults and three children at a Nashville school.

Hale hid the guns in her family home, with her parents unaware of their presence. They believed she had purchased one gun and sold it later.

On the day of the attack, Hale took three guns to the school. Contrary to some media reports, Hale did not possess an AR-15 rifle during the shooting. Breitbart News clarified that she carried an AR-pistol, a handgun, and a Kel-Tec SUB2000 carbine, which was used as she roamed the halls.

Additionally, the Tennessee Star reported that handwritten notes found in Hale’s car detailed her thoughts about her “imaginary penis,” with Hale, a biological female, writing, “My penis exists in my head. I swear to god I’m a male” .