As WeLoveTrump reported Monday, three children and three adults were killed after 28-year-old Audrey Hale opened fired inside the Covenant Presbyterian School in Nashville, Tennessee.
Tennessee Christian School Shooter Identified as Transgender
Police Chief John Drake told local news outlets “Hale does identify as transgender.”
Hale also reportedly had a manifesto written.
Authorities believe the transgender shooter previously attended the Christian school.
🚨#BREAKING: NBC News is reporting and identifying the 28-year-old Nashville shooter as “Audrey Hale”, a biological female that identifies as “He/Him” on their LinkedIn
Authorities believe the transgender shooter previously attended the Christian school with reports that all of… pic.twitter.com/VRmAj1vyFl
— R A W S A L E R T S (@rawsalerts) March 27, 2023
NOW – Police say Nashville shooter, who killed 3 children and 3 adults, identifies as a transgender.pic.twitter.com/axSTtF2yFo
— Disclose.tv (@disclosetv) March 27, 2023
Authorities are still gathering details about the shooting and the shooter.
In new reports, it appears the shooter’s mother was a gun control activist “who once urged friends on Facebook to sign a petition calling to keep firearms out of schools,” the New York Post reports.
“Nashville school shooter’s mother is anti-gun activist inspired by Sandy Hook Massacre.”https://t.co/EddYrGMAk4
— Citizen Free Press (@CitizenFreePres) March 28, 2023
Mother of Nashville school shooter Audrey Hale shared several gun control posts on social media https://t.co/v04YJljEYs pic.twitter.com/h8W60cSvIn
— New York Post (@nypost) March 28, 2023
From the New York Post:
“So important!” Norma Hale wrote in a March 8, 2018 Facebook post as she shared the petition that stated “Keep Guns Out of School” that appeared to be from the Sandy Hook Promise Foundation.
The webpage’s domain to the petition did not appear to exist anymore.
In another post from Feb. 21, 2018, Hale shared another petition from Sandy Hook Promise urging lawmakers to “Make Large-Capacity Gun Magazines Illegal.”
Hale’s adult child, Audrey Hale, carried out Monday’s horrific mass shooting at The Covenant School Monday morning.
The 28-year-old, believed to be a former student at the small Christian school, was carrying at least two assault rifles and a handgun, police said.
Metro Nashville Police Department identified the six victims from the tragedy Monday evening.
“The 6 victims fatally shot by the active shooter at Covenant School are identified as: Evelyn Dieckhaus, Hallie Scruggs, and William Kinney, all age 9, Cynthia Peak, age 61, Katherine Koonce, age 60, and Mike Hill, age 61,” Metro Nashville PD stated.
The 6 victims fatally shot by the active shooter at Covenant School are identified as: Evelyn Dieckhaus, Hallie Scruggs, and William Kinney, all age 9, Cynthia Peak, age 61, Katherine Koonce, age 60, and Mike Hill, age 61.
— Metro Nashville PD (@MNPDNashville) March 27, 2023
Hallie Scruggs was the daughter of a local Nashville pastor.
Hallie Scruggs, daughter of a local Nashville pastor was one of the children killed in the shooting on Monday.
Horrific. Pray for the families 🙏 pic.twitter.com/nh6wmuyuA9
— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) March 28, 2023
Katherine Koonce was the Head of Covenant School.
Nashville police have identified the victims of today’s school shooting as:
· Evelyn Dieckhaus, 9
· Hallie Scruggs, 9
· William Kinney, 9
· Cynthia Peak, 61
· Mike Hill, 61
· Katherine Koonce, 60, head of schoolhttps://t.co/EkohOMiPDN
— ABC News (@ABC) March 27, 2023
ABC News reported:
The Metro Nashville Police Department identified the victims as Evelyn Dieckhaus, 9; Hallie Scruggs, 9; William Kinney, 9; Cynthia Peak, 61; Katherine Koonce, 60, and Mike Hill, 61.
Here’s what we know about the victims so far:
Katherine Koonce, 60
Koonce was the head of the Covenant School, according to police.
Cynthia Peak, 61
Peak was a substitute teacher, according to investigators.
Mike Hill, 61
Hill was a custodian, investigators said.