(EFE).- Authorities have identified the 28-year-old woman who is believed to be the shooter who killed three children and three adults at a Nashville, Tennessee, on Monday at a private Christian school, where she was later killed by police.The attacker, Audrey Hale, was a resident of Nashville and planned the shooting at the Covenant school, where she had been a student in the past, Nashville Police Chief John Drake said at a press conference.
Authorities have located Hale’s home, where she lived with her parents, and there they found floor plans of the school showing assorted details like entrances and the location of “safe rooms.”
UPDATE: Police body cam footage. There are 2 videos here.
Police also say they found a “manifesto” or statement and other writings – presumably by Hale – that they are examining and evaluating.
The woman, who was described by authorities as “transgender,” had no criminal record and managed to enter the school through one of the side doors after apparently shooting it open.
Police were called to the site at 10:30 am.
Hale fired a number of rounds inside the Covenant Church/School building. She was armed with these 3 guns and significant ammunition. pic.twitter.com/3LYOU2r0sh
— Metro Nashville PD (@MNPDNashville) March 28, 2023
At least seven people – three children, three adults and a female suspect – died in the incident, which Metropolitan Nashville Police Department spokesman Don Aaron said began when Hale entered the Covenant School carrying two assault rifles and at least one handgun.
The police response was swift, he said, adding that upon entering the building the officers heard gunshots on the second floor and made their way to that higher level.
He said two of the police saw the attacker firing her weapon and immediately opened fire.
The spokesman explained that on a normal day 209 students and more than 40 workers can be found on the grounds of the school, which, according to its website, is attended by students ranging from preschoolers to 6th graders (ages 3 to 11).
Thus far this year, at least 30 incidents involving firearms have been reported at schools in the United States. Eight people died and 23 were wounded in those attacks, according to the Everytown for Gun Safety organization, a non-profit group that advocates for gun control.
Shortly after the shooting, the White House said Republican lawmakers are partially to blame due to their failure to pass gun control legislation.
“How many more children have to be murdered before Republicans in Congress will step up and act to pass the assault weapons ban, to close loopholes in our background check system or to require the safe storage of guns?” White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said.
“Once again the president calls on Congress to do something before another child is senselessly killed in a preventable act of gun violence. Again, we need to do something.”
President Joe Biden also offered immediate remarks on the tragedy from the White House, where he met Monday with female business owners.
“It’s sick,” the president said. “We do know that as of now there are a number of people who did not make it, including children. And it’s heartbreaking, a family’s worst nightmare.”
He also pointed to the need for legislative solutions.
“We have to do more to stop gun violence. It’s ripping our communities apart, ripping at the very soul of this nation. And we have to do more to protect our schools so they aren’t turned into prisons,” Biden said.
Noting that the alleged shooter was carrying two assault rifles, the president once again called on Congress to approve a ban on assault weapons.
“It’s about time that we begin to make some more progress.”
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Has a Dem introduced a bill for more gun control, yet?
Since they are all about firsts—is their first transgender shooter?
The woke secular fools who have warped, sliced and diced their own morality into the same image in their sliced up surgically altered bodies, to fit their goals of social conquest that will bring in that they think will be the new age of the secular superman, actually think they can legislate morality, where none is there on their part to restrain the most basic instincts in man for evil. Workable goodness and the ability to self-govern one’s emotional life, can never exist at the collective national level, when it is destroyed at the individual level, one mental indoctrination, one surgical alteration, one woke legislative bill at a time that grants insane unworkable life choices the same power and status with those that have proven to work and succeed. It’s the death of American pragmatism, slain by woke political inappropriate idealism.
The body’s wern’t even cold, before they were already pushing for MORE gun control..
Just because she had no criminal record, does not mean she did not live the quiet life of personal desperation by choosing the wide gates of the unreality windmills of her own transgendered body, self -created by her misgendered mind that deforms the purity of its original Godly design, that in her own choosing defies the good purpose for which she was created as a woman,,,,i.e. to create innocent life, not take it, by one who destroyed her own innocence in poor life choices,,,that always ends in insanity when the narrow gate that certifies her designed creation is passed over for the wide gates of immediate gratifications of her own imaginations. Yet still that ancient foe, doth seek to work us woe, his craft and power are great, and armed with cruel hate, brings death that is unequaled when a woman designed to be a nurturing “Hale Mary”, gets turned to the dark side of the dark force of “Hate everything” pure and innocent as the innocence of children, that when placed beside in comparison shames that force to the point it must be extinguished, to keep the lies and delusions alive to roam the planet for another day of soul harvesting in the name of the prince of darkness, sent down his road to hell paved with the equity disguised bad intentions promoted as good, but when placed into action in society prove every bit as bad as it can get.
AND if as the news says, her PARENT(S) knew she had these plans on her computer, WHY DIDN’T THEY do anything??
“We have to do more to stop gun violence”. Yep Joe, if you put all criminals / felons in prison permanently, gun violence will go down. Secondly, we Conservatives do not murder other people, it is liberals who kill innocent people. Guess what Joe, you are a liberal, so I suggest you disarm liberals and put all liberals where they belong, namely, put liberals in the nuthouse and that Joe is where you belong.
ALSO, why is it, EVERY ONE OF THESE shooters “have had known mental issues’??
I say guns had nothing to do with this tragedy. Mental illness had everything to do with it.
” We’ve got to do something!” I fully agree. We need to immediately ban all liberals and all perverts. If that happens I predict violent crime will go down 90% overnight.
Liberals ruin people’s lives in many ways. Liberals are a plague much worse than covid could ever be..
Biden is Satan’s left hand. Satan is left handed.
COLUMBINE STUDENT’S FATHER 12 YEARS LATER !!
“Guess our national leaders didn’t expect this. On Thursday, Darrell Scott, the father of Rachel Scott, a victim of the Columbine High School shootings in Littleton, Colorado, was invited to address the House Judiciary Committee’s subcommittee. What he said to our national leaders during this special session of Congress was painfully truthful.
I am here today to declare that Columbine was not just a tragedy — it was a spiritual event that should be forcing us to look at where the real blame lies! Much of the blame lies here in this room. Much of the blame lies behind the pointing fingers of the accusers themselves. I wrote a poem just four nights ago that expresses my feelings best.
Your laws ignore our deepest needs,
Your words are empty air.
You’ve stripped away our heritage,
You’ve outlawed simple prayer.
Now gunshots fill our classrooms,
And precious children die.
You seek for answers everywhere,
And ask the question “Why?”
You regulate restrictive laws,
Through legislative creed.
And yet you fail to understand,
That God is what we need!
“Men and women are three-part beings. We all consist of body, mind, and spirit. When we refuse to acknowledge a third part of our make-up, we create a void that allows evil, prejudice, and hatred to rush in and wreak havoc. Spiritual presences were present within our educational systems for most of our nation’s history. Many of our major colleges began as theological seminaries. This is a historical fact. What has happened to us as a nation? ……… The Traitorous, immoral, unethical, demonis Democrats!
Another mentally sick hater who blames the world for their problems and wants everyone to share in their suffering. Transsexuality is nothing more than a mental disorder and transitioning only makes it worse. When the reality finally hits these people that they are never going to be able to change their gender what they’re left with is a body that is neither male nor female and a mind more confused than ever.
What makes me sick, is how that one LGBTQ group, seems to have EGGED this on, by pushing their “Day of vengence”.. AND YET THAT HAS NOT been called out by the media as “Inciting violence”..