Surveillance footage shows the car driving through the lot, sun shining. Hale drives past a row of parking spots designated for seniors, past a playground where children were playing innocently, before parking. The video, released by Nashville PD, then shows Hale shooting through the glass, kicking out the glass, and entering the school.
Hale can be seen walking through a hallway as the alarm goes off, with her gun drawn. She wears a backwards baseball cap and walked through doors seeming to look for people.
"Hale fired a number of rounds inside the Covenant Church/School building. She was armed with these 3 guns and significant ammunition," Nashville PD reports.
"Active shooter Audrey Elizabeth Hale drove to Covenant Church/School in her Honda Fit this morning, parked, and shot her way into the building. She was armed with 2 assault-type guns and a 9 millimeter pistol," they continue.
Hale killed 3 children and 3 adults during the massacre, and was killed after an encounter with officers on the second floor just four minutes into the shooting.
Among the victims were three 9-year-old children, Evelyn Dieckhaus, Hallie Scruggs, and William Kinney, as well as custodian Mike Hill, substitute teacher Cynthia Peak, and school head Katherine Koonce.
Hale identified as transgender, and is reported to have had a detailed manifesto with plans on how to conduct the attack at the school, though the contents of that document have not yet been released.
Police said during a Monday press conference that Hale was a former student at Covenant Christian school in Nashville. Officers found that Hale was equipped with at least two rifles and a handgun, and a search of the family home in Nashville revealed detailed maps and a manifesto of the attack.
The Covenant School was founded in 2001 as a ministry of Covenant Presbyterian Church and is a small private school that teaches students in pre-K through 6th grade.
This is a breaking story and will be updated.
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