The vast majority of mass shooters are male, and male biochemistry helps to explain why. Yet the person who opened fire at Nashville’s Covenant School was biologically female.

Higher amounts of the hormone testosterone give men larger muscles, more significant skeletal muscle, and a higher percentage of red blood cells. Testosterone also tends to give men unwarranted self-confidence and aggression, a dangerous cocktail for unmoored youth.

According to the Justice Department’s research, published in February 2022, 97.7% of mass shooters in the U.S. have been male. Thankfully, the Justice Department seems to have acknowledged the biological truth—at least for now—despite President Joe Biden’s radical advocacy of transgender ideology.

On March 27, however, a 28-year-old female by the name of Audrey Elizabeth Hale opened fire at The Covenant School, a Presbyterian school in Nashville. Before police shot and killed her, Hale killed three children and three adults—Evelyn Dieckhaus, Hallie Scruggs and William Kinney, all 9; Cynthia Peak, 61; Katherine Koonce, 60; and Mike Hill, 61, according to Fox News.

What explains this female mass shooter? News reports give some indication, although three pages of her manifesto, recently revealed, also shine a light on the situation.

Although Hale was female, she reportedly identified as male and went by the name Aiden.

Police discovered a manifesto at the scene of the shooting, but unlike in so many other mass shootings where authorities publish a shooter’s white nationalist screeds almost immediately, authorities sought to keep Hale’s manifesto secret.

Nashville Police Chief John Drake begrudgingly confirmed that the three pages published Monday by commentator Stephen Crowder did indeed come from Hale’s manifesto.

“I am greatly disturbed by today’s unauthorized release of three pages of writings from the Covenant shooter,” Drake wrote. The police chief announced an investigation into the leak, noting that the court system has control of the shooter’s journals due to pending litigation.

The police department has suspended seven detectives in relation to the leak.

The three pages revealed the sick mind of a mass shooter. In them, Hale expresses hatred for white people, whom she refers to as “crackers.”

“Kill those kids!!! Those crackers. Going to private fancy schools with those fancy khakis and sports backpacks with their daddies mustangs and convertibles. F— you little shits,” she wrote. “I wish to shoot your weak ass d—s with your mop yellow hair, wanna kill all you little crackers!!! Bunch of little faggots with your white privileges. F— you faggots.”

These remarks echo the Left’s ideological talking points on “white privilege” and reveal a disdain for others based on their skin color. This hatred of white people echoes the Marxist claim that America is institutionally racist, so justice demands stripping whites of their “privilege” and elevating racial minorities rather than securing a level playing field for all races.

Other statements reveal the shooter’s emotional state—a steely determination despite strong anxiety.

“Can’t believe I’m doing this, but I’m ready … I hope my victims aren’t,” she wrote. “God let my wrath take over my anxiety.”

This anger, resolve, and hatred hint at something the coroner would not confirm—it seems likely that Audrey Hale had taken cross-sex hormones, probably testosterone, before the shooting.

Although female mass shooters are extremely rare, if a female who thinks of herself as male takes testosterone, it likely will embolden her. This drug does not excuse her evil massacre, but it can help explain why a female would commit such heinous murders.

It also should open up a debate about the wisdom of prescribing these experimental, life-altering drugs based on a person’s claimed gender identity. After all, the Food and Drug Administration hasn’t approved so-called puberty-blocking drugs for minors or cross-sex hormones for adults for “treating” gender dysphoria (the persistent and painful condition of identifying with the gender opposite one’s biological sex), due to the lack of adequate data on their effects.

The medical industry has rushed to endorse these experimental treatments for adults and for children, who arguably cannot give informed consent to interventions that may sterilize them and will put them on a path to mutilating their bodies. Some who went under the knife to “affirm” a transgender identity later have rejected that identity, become detransitioners, and filed lawsuits against the doctors who led them to mutilate their bodies.

Many European countries have moved away from such interventions for young people. Florida has begun developing standards of care that emphasize biological sex over gender identity. Biden and much of the American medical establishment continue to advocate transgender interventions, however.

Although young men struggle to control themselves with increased testosterone during puberty (and after it, if we’re being honest), it stands to reason that young women who suddenly receive higher concentrations of the hormone would face a different kind of struggle. Does increased testosterone make women more likely to lash out violently?

It seems America’s elites want to silence any debate on these drugs before it begins. Perhaps that explains why we still don’t know, eight months after the shooting, whether Audrey Hale was on testosterone.

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