A former friend who once played sports with the 28-year-old who opened fire inside The Covenant School is sharing the messages Audrey Hale sent to her just minutes before the mass shooting took place.
Former Teammate of the Shooter That Targeted Tennessee Elementary School Shares the Messages She Received Just Moments Before the Attack
Just before 10 a.m. Averianna Patton said she received an Instagram message from Hale. In the message, Patton said Hale shared her plans of dying by suicide, telling Patton that she would probably learn about it on the news.
“This is my last goodbye. I love you … See you again in another life,” Hale reportedly wrote to Patton. “One day, this will make more sense. I’ve left more than enough evidence behind. But something bad is about to happen.”
While talking with News Channel 5, Patton had no idea of Hale’s ultimate plan and attempted to comfort Hale. Patton revealed she also contacted the Suicide Prevention Help Line at 10:08 a.m.
It was around 10:13 a.m. that the first calls about the school shooting were made to authorities. “I called Nashville’s non-emergency line at 10:14 a.m. and was on hold for nearly seven minutes before speaking with someone who said that they would send an officer to my home. An officer did not come to my home until 3:29 p.m.”
In a separate interview with CNN, Patton told Don Lemmon that she’s not exactly sure why Hale decided to contact her. “I’m an influencer here in Nashville. I worked in radio [and] I do news. [The shooter] was most recently at my TV show. I mean, to give you a direct answer, I’m asking God the same question.”
Below is the original report by Mamas Uncut, published on 8:05 a.m. on March 28.
Police are sharing several detailed photos of how the shooter attacked the Tennessee Christian School on March 27.
In addition to the photos scared by the Nashville Police Department, this photo of Hallie Scruggs, who was just 9 years old, is also going viral. Her father was the senior pastor at Covenant Presbyterian Church, Chad Scruggs. The Covenant Presbyterian Church founded The Covenant School in 2001.
On average, it has at least 195 to 210 children enrolled at the school each year.
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President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden speak out:
“It’s sick,” President Biden said while thanking Nashville police officers for their swift response. “We’re still gathering the facts of what happened and why and we do know that as of now, there are a number of people who did not make it, including children. It’s heartbreaking. A family’s worst nightmare.”
“We have to do more to stop gun violence. It’s ripping our communities apart. Ripping the soul of this nation, and we have to do more to protect our schools so that they aren’t turned into prisons. You know, the shooter in this situation reportedly had two assault weapons and a pistol — two AK-47s, so I call on Congress again to pass my assault weapons ban. It’s about time that we begin to make some more progress.”
“We just learned about another shooting in Tennessee – a school shooting,” Jill Biden added. “And I am truly without words. And our children deserve better. And we stand, all of us, with Nashville in prayer.”
Below is the original report by Mamas Uncut, published on 7:45 p.m. on March 27.
New details regarding the shooting at The Covenant School, a private Christian school that claimed the lives of three children and three adults, are being revealed.
The identities of the 3 children have been revealed as Evelyn Dieckhaus, Hallie Scruggs, and William Kinney. Nashville Police chief John Drake revealed that two of the children were 9, and one of them was 8.
The staff members who were killed were also identified as Cynthia Peak, 61, Katherine Koonce, 60, and Mike Hill, 61.
In addition to the identities of the victims, after it was shared that a 28-year-old female had opened fire inside the school, it is now being shared that the 28-year-old was a transgender female who has been identified as Audrey Hale.
Officials have also revealed that Hale reportedly conducted surveillance of the school, had detailed maps, and a manifesto. Chief Drake further revealed that it is believed Hale was once a student at The Covenant School.
Below is the original report by Mamas Uncut, published on 2:45 p.m. on March 27.
A spokesperson for the Metro Nashville Police Department is revealing additional information about the shooter who killed three children and three adults inside The Covenant School, a private Christian school.
The spokesperson, Don Aaron, revealed that the shooter was a 28-year-old female who entered the school through a side entrance with two assault rifles and a handgun.
“The police department response was swift,” Aaron told the media. “Officers entered the first story of the school and begin clearing it. They heard shots coming from the second level; they immediately went to the gunfire.”
Below is the original report by Mamas Uncut, published on 12:55 p.m. on March 27.
New reports have confirmed that at least three children are dead after a shooter opened fire inside a Tennessee Elementary School.
According to the Nashville Metro Police, the school shooting took place during the morning hours of March 27. The incident, which took place at The Covenant School, was first reported on social media around 10:30 a.m.
As the Metro Nashville PD shared on Twitter, responding police officers engaged with MNPD and was gunned down.
A spokesperson for Vanderbilt University Medical Center, John Howser, revealed that 3 “pediatric patients were transported to Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, all having suffered gunshot wounds.” Sadly, Howser further revealed that “all three were pronounced dead after arrival.”
While the names and ages of the victims have not yet been revealed, The Covenant School caters to students from pre-school to sixth grade. The identity of the shooter has also not yet been revealed.
This story is developing, and Mamas Uncut will continue to update this report as new information becomes available.
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