The current program awards eligible families around $8,100 in public tax dollars to help cover private school tuition and other preapproved expenses for up to 5,000 low-income or disabled students.
Until this week, none of the writings had seen the light of day due to a legal battle over whether or not they should be made public.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation had attributed its long delays to staffing woes and low pay.
The shooter left behind at least 20 journals, a suicide note and a memoir, according to court filings.
A spokesperson for Republican House Speaker Cameron Sexton indicated an appeal would be coming.
‘First Amendment retaliation is illegal, and law enforcement officials who arrest people for offending them will pay heavy consequences.’
Tennessee Governor, Congressman discuss safety on visit to Jewish school that foiled armed intrusion
‘As difficult as it may be to look at the events that occurred on Oct. 7, what’s more inappropriate is to turn away from looking at those events, is to not speak out.’
Earlier this year, Tennessee was disqualified from receiving millions of federal dollars offered through a family planning program known as Title X.
‘You’re seeing a much more conservative trend in this country where there’s more hostility toward the federal funding on anything it proposes.’
‘He now needs to be found and held accountable for his actions.’