Evelyn Dieckhaus, Hallie Scruggs, William Kinney, Katherine Koonce, Cynthia Peak and Mike Hill Obituary, Death Cause – According to the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department, the perpetrator of the shooting that took place at a private school on Monday morning and resulted in the deaths of three children and three adults has been identified as a resident of Nashville who is 28 years old. According to the police, Audrey Hale carried two rifles of an assault style and a handgun when she entered the Covenant Presbyterian School through a side entry.
As police officers arrived at the school located at 33 Burton Hills Blvd., they entered the building from the first floor and immediately heard gunfire coming from the second floor. According to the MNPD, the responding officers engaged Hale in combat at 10:27 a.m. and ultimately shot and killed him. According to the MNPD, one of their officers was injured when shattered glass fell on them. Investigators were led to assume that the shooting was targeted since the suspect left behind a manifesto as well as maps.
MNPD Chief John Drake said that the shooter is a former student. The victims were identified by the Metro Police Department as follows: Evelyn Dieckhaus, Hallie Scruggs, and William Kinney, all of whom were 9 years old; Katherine Koonce, 60; Cynthia Peak, 61; and Mike Hill, 61. At the Covenant School, Koonce served as Head of School for many years. About seven years had passed since she had started attending the institution. Hill worked as a custodian at the school, and Peak filled in as a teacher when she was absent.
Nashville Mayor John Cooper noted in a tweet on Monday afternoon that “In a terrible morning, Nashville joined the feared, long list of places to experience a school shooting.” “My thoughts and prayers are with the loved ones of those who lost their lives. Our entire town is behind you in this fight. When more information becomes available, I would want to extend my gratitude to our first responders and medical personnel.