Audrey Hale’s farewell letter before perpetrating Nashville school shooting: “I don’t want to live.”
“I don’t want to live. I am very sorry. I’m not trying to make you angry or get your attention, I just need to die.” This was one of the last messages Audrey Hale sent to her friend and fellow basketball player Averianna Pato, shortly before committing the Nashville school massacre that left six dead last Monday. “She told me that I was going to see her later on the news…. and that something tragic was going to happen,” Paton continued in a statement for the BBC.
Faced with the delicate situation, the friend tried to avoid by all means to keep Hale from committing anything crazy. “Audrey, you have a lot more life to live. I hope God keeps you and protects you,” Paton spat, trying to calm Audrey.
“My family doesn’t know what I’m going to do.. One day this will make sense. I’ve left more than enough evidence. But something bad is about to happen,” Hale concluded. Despite her friend’s attempts to avert the tragedy, Audrey did not cease in her efforts. “This is my last goodbye. I love you. See you in another life,” Audrey concluded in her last message.
“I had no idea it was her. I knew it was a shooting, but I didn’t know that message was related to the tragedy,” the friend confirmed to NewsChannel5. Likewise, Paton also confirmed that she is going through a really hard time. “It’s something that is eating me alive. I’m trying to get God to help me and get this out of my head,” said Averianna.