Trans person wields gun in clip weeks before Covenant attack
A transgender content creator posed with a gun for a social media video just weeks before the attack at the Covenant School in Nashville, Tennessee.
Kayla Denker, a content creator who identifies as a transgender woman, waved a rifle in a music video on March 5.
“Although advocating only for trans people to ‘arm up’ is by no means a solution to the genocide we face,” the caption read in part. “I mean if you transphobes are trying to pick me up…”
This video came just weeks before the attack on Covenant School, a private Christian school in Nashville, Tennessee, on March 27. Like Breitbart News notedthe suspect in the case identified as transgender.
Newsweek reported that although Denker’s Twitter account is now private, the account’s bio at one point read, “The FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force contacted me to let me know they were monitoring *ALL stalkers, * not me. Because I did nothing wrong.
THE New York Post reach to the FBI for comment:
FBI officials declined to comment on any “specific claims” when contacted Thursday by The Post, but said officers remained vigilant to “detect, disrupt and dismantle” any threats that may emerge related to the “Trans Day of Vengeance” from Saturday.
“As always, we ask members of the public to report anything they consider suspicious to law enforcement,” the FBI’s National Press Office said in a statement. “Furthermore, membership in a group is not illegal in itself. In fact, it is protected by the First Amendment.
“The FBI will never initiate an investigation based solely on First Amendment protected activity. We focus on individuals who commit or intend to commit acts of violence and criminal activity that constitute a federal crime or constitute a threat to national security.
Denker later replied to some of the initial clip’s media coverage in a Youtube video and claimed to have “‘gotten death threats from transphobes for quite a while’.”