Tragedy strikes Nashville with yet another school shooting


Brendan Smialowski

A resident of Nashville pays her respect to the memorial outside the Covenant School. Six individuals lost their lives in s mass shooting on March 27.

Indresh Krishnamoorthi, Reporter

Another school shooting occurred in Nashville’s Covenant School on March 27, killing six people — including three children. Audrey Hale, identified as the shooter, had bought seven firearms, three of which were used to attack.

“Our community is heartbroken,” the school said in a statement on Monday. “We are grieving tremendous loss and are in shock coming out of the terror that shattered our school and church.”

The event caught the attention of politicians, who once again called for higher measures to be taken to eliminate these events.

“It’s ripping our communities apart, ripping the soul of this nation — ripping at the very soul of the nation,” President Biden said in the Small Business Administration’s Women’s Business Summit in the East Room of the White House. “And we have to do more to protect our schools so they aren’t turned into prisons.”

The reason for the attack is under investigation. Audrey Hale, a former student of Covenant School, was suspected of emotional disorders and high-performing autism.

“While at our school, she was a talented artist and a good student,” school president and CEO Cyrus Vatandoos said. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family, to the victims and their families, and to our city.”

Hale’s parents thought that Audrey only had one weapon, which she was supposed to sell.

“I think I lost my daughter today,” Audrey’s mother Norma Hale said.