The shooter you’re done with the life of three children and three adults at a Nashville school, it hasn’t taken long for her to be identified. This is Audrey Elizabeth Hale, a 28-year-old girl who was also a former student of the center where the massacre was perpetrated.
The motivations of Hale, who died in the confrontation with the police inside the school, are still unknown. The agents are clear that the attack on the Covenant Christian private school, located in the Green Hills area, it was premeditated.
Nashville Police Chief Jon Drake explained in an interview on NBC that the attack may have been motivated by resentment of the school. “We think there was some resentment towards having to go to that schoolalthough we don’t have the details yet,” Blake said.
The agents went to the school around 10:30 local time (15:30 GMT) and, after accessing the first floor, they heard shots coming from the second and decided to go up.
There they met Hale, who I was shooting in a hallway, and two troops opened fire against him. The attacker entered the building through a side door after having shot it open.
Hale, who had no criminal record, carried with him two assault rifles and a handgun. As can be seen in the images recorded by the security cameras, the attacker was dressed in camouflage pants and a red cap.
Authorities searched the home of Hale, a white race, where he lived with his parents, and found school plans there where details such as entrances and the location of security cameras were marked.
In turn, the authorities also found material written by Hale in the car in which he traveled to the school and which he parked in the institution’s parking lot.
The deceased children were nine years old.
The three deceased children are Evelyn Dieckhaus, Hallie Scruggs, and William Kinney, all of them 9 years old; while the adults who lost their lives are Katherine Koonce, 60, Mike Hill, 61, and Cynthia Peak, also 61.
US President Joe Biden has condemned the attack and stressed that “more” must be done to protect schools from gun violence.
“We must do more to protect our schools so they don’t become prisons. I ask Congress again to approve my ban on firearms,” Trump said at the start of a Washington summit on women entrepreneurs.
So far this year, there have been at least 30 reported incidents involving firearms in schools in the United States, which have left eight dead and 23 injured, according to data from the organization Everytown for Gun Safety.
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