Gratefully, Hart, Wilkerson, and the kindergarteners they helped on that terrifying Monday morning are all fine. But the shooter did take the lives of six people at Covenant Christian school: nine-year-olds Hallie Scruggs, Evelyn Dieckhaus, and William Kenney, and adult staff members Katherine Koonce, head of school, Michael Hill, school custodian and father of seven and Cynthia Peak, a substitute teacher. Peak is reported to be a close friend of Tennessee’s First Lady Maria Lee.
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Nashville School Shooter Was a Former Student
Police in Nashville say the shooter, 28-year-old Audrey Hale, was a former student at the school. Hale was being treated for an emotional disorder and police say they have evidence that she specifically targeted the school and had been planning the attack for months. Hale was killed in a confrontation with Nashville police within fifteen minutes of the start of the incident, but police said she fired 152 rounds before they got to her.
Covenant Christian school is a ministry of Covenant Presbyterian, a large church affiliated with the Presbyterian Church in America.