TeeRoy's 2 Cents:
- We say this every time, but we really have to do something to stop the senseless gun violence in this country, especially at schools.
- How many times does this have to happen before we act?
- I’m afraid conservatives will jump on the fact that the shooter identified as trans to further their war against the LGTBQ+ community.
Metro Nashville Police Department has identified the shooter in Monday’s school shooter that left three children and three staff members dead as 28-year-old Nashville resident Audrey Hale, who identified as transgender.
Hale, who was initially described as a teenager, was “fatally shot by responding police officers,” police spokesman Don Aaron said.
Metro Nashville Police Chief John Drake said during a news conference Monday, “We know there were two AR-style weapons – one rifle, another was an AR-style pistol, and the other was a handgun. We believe two of those may have been obtained legally, locally here.”
As for a motive, Drake said the shooter was once a student at the Covenant School and the suspect’s gender identity may have been involved. Drake said, “We have a manifesto. We have some writings that we’re going over.”
Police identified the victims as three 9-year-olds, a 61-year-old woman, a 60-year-old substitute teacher who was also head of the school, and a 61-year-old custodian. (Los Angeles Times)