The individual, who was identified by police as Audrey Hale, was a biological female whose social media accounts indicate that she preferred to be addressed by "he/him" pronouns.
Police said that Hale was a woman throughout their reports, but said during the press conference on Monday afternoon that she identified as trans.
USA Today wrote in a tweet, "Police on Monday afternoon said that the shooter was a transgender man. Officials had initially misidentified the gender of the shooter." This tweet lead to some criticism,
Filmmaker Robby Starbuck responded to the tweet, saying "Hey @USATODAY, none of us in Tennessee could give a damn if the mass child killer got misgendered. Police did a great job today and they didn’t misgender HER. She was born a girl and she died an evil, mentally ill woman. You should be ashamed doing this as families grieve."
Another user said, "I don’t give a sh*t about your pronouns if you shoot up a school. You’re a psychopath if you hurt people. Full stop."
"It's not the children killed that triggered USA Today," said Libby Emmons, "it's that the suspect's delusion was not upheld by police."
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