The trans school shooter who gunned down three 9-year-old children and three school staff members on Monday reportedly sent foreboding Instagram messages to a former middle school basketball teammate before carrying out the attack.
Averianna Patton said that she read the messages sent to her by Audrey Hale, and how Hale had planned to die by suicide. The messages were made available by NewsChannel 5, with another message suggesting that Hale would see Patton again in another life. Hale spoke in the messages about no longer having the desire to live.
When Patton suggested that Hale had so much more to live for, Hale replied: “I know but I don’t want to live. I’m not trying to upset you or get attention. I just need to die.”
Hale continued: “I wanted to tell you first because you are the most beautiful person I’ve ever seen and known all my life. My family doesn’t know what I’m about to do.”
Hale wrote: “One day this will make more sense. I’ve left behind more than enough evidence behind. But something bad is about to happen.”