Nashville Shooting Video: Audrey Hale caught on CCTV firing inside Christian grade schoolA total of 6 people died including 3 children after Audrey Hale barged inside a private Christian grade school with an AR-style rifle, an AR-style pistol, and a handgun and killed them. Author : Ujjwal Samrat
America and the world were jolted after a 28-year-old transgender named Audrey Hale went on a shooting spree at a private Christian grade school in Nashville on Monday. A total of 6 people died including 3 children after Audrey Hale barged inside a private Christian grade school with an AR-style rifle, an AR-style pistol, and a handgun and killed them. As per US media report, Audrey was gunned down after a confrontation by Police officials, however, till then 3 minors had already lost their life. She died in a shootout with police, while she was holed up in the second floor of the school. Now, Nashville Police Department has shared the CCTV footage of the shooting and Audrey Hale was seen in the video attacking the school. Nashville School Shooting video is now taking the internet by storm and has started a social media debate over the gun culture in the United States of America.
The Nashville PD shared the video with the caption, "Active shooter Audrey Elizabeth Hale drove to Covenant Church/School in her Honda Fit this morning, parked, and shot her way into the building. She was armed with 2 assault-type guns and a 9 millimeter pistol."
"Active shooter Audrey Elizabeth Hale, 28, drove this Honda Fit to the Covenant Church/school campus this morning and parked. MNPD detectives searched it and found additional material written by Hale...Hale entered the Covenant building after shooting out the glass of these doors....As officers responded to the Covenant campus, Hale fired on arriving police vehicles from a 2nd story window...Hale fired a number of rounds inside the Covenant Church/School building. She was armed with these 3 guns and significant ammunition..."
Active shooter Audrey Elizabeth Hale drove to Covenant Church/School in her Honda Fit this morning, parked, and shot her way into the building. She was armed with 2 assault-type guns and a 9 millimeter pistol. pic.twitter.com/mIk2pDmCwQ— Metro Nashville PD (@MNPDNashville) March 28, 2023
Who was Audrey Hale?
As per US media reports, Audrey Hale was from Tennessee, United States from the same region. Audrey Hale was described as a quiet student who recently graduated with a degree in illustration and graphic design from Nossi College of Art. Audrey Hale who is a transgender used to design logos for businesses. Daily Beast cited people close to Hale, who described Hale to be an ‘autistic’ student but highly functioning. The Nashville police chief John Drake was quoted saying that Hale a ‘transgender woman’ but Hale’s LinkedIn profile shows that Hale used the pronouns ‘he/him’. On Monday, Hale was armed with an AR-style rifle, an AR-style pistol, and a handgun, Hale entered the school by shooting the locks of the closed side entrance and killed Evelyn Dieckhaus, Hallie Scruggs, and William Kinney, all aged 9, as well as head of school Katherine Koonce, 60, substitute teacher Cynthia Peak, 61, and school custodian Mike Hill, 61. Hale used a Honda Fit to drive to Covenant School, a Presbyterian private school, and obtained the guns locally.
Why Audrey Hale opted for the mass shooting?
Daily Mail reported that the manifesto police found after carrying out a search in Hale’s home said that she felt angered that she was sent to a Christian school. The police said Audrey Hale "was prepared for a confrontation with law enforcement". The manifesto indicates that the school was only one among multiple locations where Hale had plans for mass shootings. As per New York Post, Audrey Hale’s mother Norma Hale was a gun control activist and shared several social media posts and even carried out a mini-campaign in 2018 and 2019 to sign a petition calling to keep firearms out of schools. The guns Audrey used had stickers and writing on them, including “Hellfire” and “Aiden” — a name used by Hale online, the New York Post said in its report. It also said that police are investigating if her gender identity had something to do with the attack.