New Information Released on Nashville Elementary School Shooting
Outlets across the spectrum are reporting additional information about Monday’s mass shooting at a Nashville elementary school.
The Victims: Six people were killed in the shooting, not including the shooter, who was killed by police responding to the scene. Three of the victims were 9-year-old students— Evelyn Dieckhaus, Hallie Scruggs, and William Kinney. Three were school faculty members— 61-year-old substitute teacher Cynthia Peak, 60-year-old school head Katherine Koonce, and 61-year-old custodian Mike Hill.
The Shooter: Police identified the shooter as 28-year-old Audrey Hale. Hale was a former student of the school. Police indicated Hale was transgender, with a spokesperson stating that Hale “was assigned female at birth. Hale did use male pronouns on a social media profile.” Hale committed the shooting with two “assault-style” weapons and a pistol. Surveillance and police body camera footage of the shooting was released Tuesday, showing Hale entering the school and the officers’ confrontation with Hale.
The Motive: Investigators discovered writing and hand-drawn maps of the school belonging to Hale, and stated that Hale conducted surveillance of the school prior to the shooting. Police spokesman Don Aaron stated that investigators do not believe Hale was targeting specific individuals inside the school. The Chief of the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department told reporters that Hale was previously treated for an emotional disorder. Before the shooting, Hale messaged a friend, stating, “I’m planning to die today,” and, “I’m so sorry. I’m not trying to upset you or get attention. I just need to die.”
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John Drake, chief of the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department, said investigators continued to examine evidence, including writings and hand-drawn maps that belonged to 28-year-old suspect Audrey Hale.
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Six people were killed at a small, private Christian school just south of downtown Nashville on Monday after a shooter opened fire inside the building of about 200 students, police said.
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From the RightNashville school shooter’s chilling final messages to pal revealed: ‘I’m planning to die’
Nashville school shooter Audrey Hale sent a friend a chilling “suicide note” minutes before slaughtering three children and three adults – writing her: “I’m planning to die today.” Hale, 28, messaged Averianna Patton, her former middle school basketball teammate, on Instagram at 9:57 a.m. Monday, NewsChannel 5 reported. “So basically that post I made on here about you, that was basically a suicide note. I’m planning to die today,” Hale wrote, using the name Aiden, according to messages Patton gave the outlet. “THIS IS NOT A JOKE!!!” wrote Hale, who...
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