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Nashville school shooter planned attack 'over a period of months,' police

A motive has yet to be established, but "Hale considered the actions of other mass murderers," officials said.

Published: April 3, 2023 4:40pm

Updated: April 3, 2023 4:41pm

The alleged shooter in the recent, deadly attack on a private Christian Covenant School in Tennessee planned the shooting for "months," the Metro Nashville Police Department said Monday.

The purported shooter has been identified as 28-year-old Audrey Hale, a biological female who identified as male who fired 152 rounds of ammunition during the assault last week, police also said.

"In the collective writings by Hale found in her vehicle in the school parking lot, and others later found in the bedroom of her home, she documented, in journals, her planning over a period of months to commit mass murder at The Covenant School," also according to police

Hale's writings are still being analyzed by Nashville police and the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit.

A motive has yet to established in the killing of six, but "Hale considered the actions of other mass murderers," officials also said.

Responding officers ended the massacre by firing a total of eight rounds at Hale, who died.

Madeleine Hubbard is an international correspondent for Just the News. Follow her on Twitter or Instagram.

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