Covenant shooter writings won’t be released to public, judge rules

Covenant shooter writings won’t be released to public, judge rules


A Tennessee judge ruled Thursday that the writings of the Covenant School shooter will not be made public.

“When there is a pending or contemplated criminal investigation, Tennessee courts have determined that unfettered access to every record at any time does not serve to uphold the system of justice that we all depend upon to ensure that the criminal legal system and investigations remain fair and impartial for every involved person,” Judge I’Ashea Myles of Davidson County Chancery Court wrote in her ruling.

“Therefore, the right to unencumbered access to public records was tempered by certain exceptions which serve to keep certain information from disclosure as the risk of harm from disclosure is outweighed by the public’s right to know,” she added.

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