Bodycam footage shows Nashville police investigating a Christian school gunman
Police sent out cold calls to 911 and received calls from inside Union High School in Nashville, Tennessee, as shooter Audrey Hale allegedly killed three adults and three nine-year-olds on Monday morning.
The calls were reportedly made in a silent voice by terrified people inside the establishment who were trying not to reveal their position, urging them to send for help, hearing the bursts of artillery and the cries of children in the background.
Meanwhile, a clearly written suspect is soon expected to be released by officials investigating the deadly attack.
Students Evelyn Dieckhaus, Hallie Scruggs and William Kinney, all nine, and band members Katherine Koonce, Cynthia Peak and Mike Hill were shot dead when an armed assailant was shot by police at Hale, 28, a former student at a private Christian elementary school; they break into the house and open fire.
No motive for the attack has yet been established but it emerged on Wednesday that Hale had previously posted on Facebook about the death of a romantic partner, according to a former doctor, offering possible clues. Friends suggested that the suspect was an “infatuated friend” with a school friend who was killed in a traffic accident last summer and was struggling to come to terms with his grief.
Meanwhile, hundreds of protesters flooded the Tennessee state Capitol with advocates demanding action on gun control.
Audrey Hale became ‘infatuated’ with a dead classmate in the months leading up to the Nashville shooting
Here’s Rachel Sharp with the latest suspicion that she may be the cause of Monday’s attack.
Graeme Massie31 March 2023 09:03
Some staff members at a Nashville school were armed, a 911 call reveals
Some friends at the school in Nashville where a mass shooting happened on Monday were armed, according to a 911 call.
On Monday, 28-year-old shooting suspect Audrey Hale was armed with three guns at Covenant School, a Christian elementary school in Nashville. Hale shot dead three male students and three staff members.
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Namita Singh31 March 2023 08:30
“Our lawyers have no interest in protecting citizens:” Hundreds demand gun reform at Tennessee State Capitol
Mothers, children and fed-up voters held signs and demanded action outside the Tennessee State Capitol on Thursday, three days after yet another school shooter killed three adults and three 9-year-olds in Nashville.
Shelia Flynn has details from Tennessee.
Hundreds of guns are demanding reform in the Tennessee State Capitol
Mothers, children and fed-up voters held signs and demanded action outside the Tennessee State Capitol on Thursday, three days after yet another school shooter killed three adults and three 9-year-olds in Nashville. Union attendees told Sheila Flynn how they hope the fear — and the passionate outcry — will motivate advocates to act.
Graeme MassieMarch 31, 2023 07:54
In the video: A chilling 911 call takes a terrified caller inside a Nashville school shooting
A chilling 911 call was made by a terrified caller inside a Nashville school shooting
According to audio released by Nashville authorities on Thursday, March 30, a panic was felt inside the elementary school in which three children and three adults were killed on Monday. An adult caller can be heard telling the operator that he heard gunshots while the listener hid in the basement of the equipment room, calling for emergency services to “hurry up.” The alleged shooter, a 28-year-old former student, was killed by police at the scene. Click here to sign up for our newsletters.
Namita Singh31 March 2023 07:30
The heroic head teacher ended the Zoom call and ran to the Nashville school shooting
Heroic teacher Katherine Koonce ran towards a gunman at a Nashville school before the killer “killed” her in the hallway, it has been revealed.
Nashville city councilman Russ Pulley told Fox News Koonce, 60, was on a Zoom call when he learned of the active shooter situation at Union Middle School in Nashville, Tennessee.
Graeme MassieMarch 31, 2023 07:04
In the video: Students protest at the Tennessee State Capitol in a gun protest after the Nashville shooting
Tennessee students hold gun protest at State Capitol
Student protesters demanding tougher gun control examined Tennessee’s state Capitol Thursday, March 30, following a shooting at a Nashville elementary school that left six people dead. Three children and three adults were killed in the attack at the Federation school on Monday. The alleged shooter, a 28-year-old former student, was killed by police at the scene. The footage shows young people shouting at the Capitol to demand stricter gun laws. Click here to sign up for our newsletters.
Namita Singh31 March 2023 06:40
“How many children must die in Nashville before the United States changes its gun laws?”
also for Indy Voiceshere’s Victoria Richards with a timely reminder of just how obscene it is that mass shootings like Monday’s events have been allowed to become commonplace in Nashville.
Graeme MassieMarch 31, 2023 06:10
‘A constant beacon of joy;’
“A steady ship of joy” who loved art, music, animals and snuggling in bed with her older sister, the family of nine-year-old Evelyn Dieckhaus said in her obituary.
“Confirmed by her faith in the goodness of others, Evelyn made people feel, were seen, never judged,” they added. The same family members agree that it is a safe space for everyone.
While snuggling, Evelyn “would often place herself between the two younger babies, intuitively providing comfort and caressing their backs.” He would greet people with open arms and an infectious laugh, the obituary said.
She also enjoyed art and drawing, and her teachers “observed Evelyn’s curiosity, interest and insight into the world around her,” according to the obituary.
He also liked to sing tunes by Taylor Swift and the Broadway show “Hamilton”. He also loved his dogs, Mable and Birdie, and wanted a rat for his tenth birthday present.
“Strong but never cocky, self-possessed and poised beyond his years,” the obituary said. “This girl could read a room.”
Namita Singh31 March 2023 05:30
What we know about the victims of the Nashville shooting game
Students Evelyn Dieckhaus, Hallie Scruggs and William Kinney, all nine, and staff members Katherine Koonce, Cynthia Peak and Mike Hill all died at Alliance School on Monday.
Here is a reminder of what we know.
Graeme MassieMarch 31, 2023 05:05
Funerals held for three Nashville school shooting victims
Funeral arrangements have been released for one of the adults and two of the children killed in a shooting in Nashville this week, as the city mourns the victims of the horrific attack that changed what should have been a normal school day into a bright one. We turned a clear morning into a tragedy.
More unfortunate new details have been released about the lives of three adults and three 9-year-olds who police say were killed in Monday’s shooting at Union High School.
The children were identified as Evelyn Dieckhaus, Hallie Scruggs and William Kinney. Also killed were Katherine Koonce, 60, at the head of the school; Mike Hill, 61, security guard; and Cynthia Picus, 61, a substitute teacher.
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Namita Singh31 March 2023 04:30