Nashville school shooter was former student, police say

Police Chief John Drake confirmed the 28-year-old suspect was a former student at the school.
Police investigate a school shooting in Nashville.
Police investigate a school shooting in Nashville.(WSMV)
Published: Mar. 27, 2023 at 2:30 PM CDT|Updated: Mar. 27, 2023 at 2:33 PM CDT
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) – A 28-year-old suspect who shot and killed three children and three adults at Covenant Presbyterian School in Nashville on Monday morning was a former student at the school, according to Metro Nashville Police.

Metro Police Chief John Drake confirmed Monday afternoon investigators had identified the former Covenant Presbyterian School student as Audrey Hale.

Police said Hale shot through a side entrance to gain access to the school while armed with two assault-style rifles and a handgun. Officers arrived and entered the school at 33 Burton Hills Boulevard through the first floor and heard shots coming from the second floor. Police shot and killed Hale, according to Drake.

MNPD said Hale had a manifesto with a plan and drawing. Police said they also found a detailed map that showed entry points into the Covenant School.

Police said this was a targeted attack.

Metro Police have said 28-year-old Audrey Hale was the shooter at the Covenant School on Monday morning.

One officer sustained an injury from broken glass, according to MNPD. The investigation remains ongoing.

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