- The Washington Times - Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Nashville school shooter Audrey Hale’s parents said the 28-year-old hid multiple firearms from them because Hale was being treated for an emotional disorder and they didn’t want their child to own guns, police said Tuesday.

Hale, whom police shot dead Monday during the school shooting, had legally purchased seven guns from various local stores.

Metropolitan Nashville Police Chief John Drake said those firearms included the three guns used during the shooting at The Covenant School to kill three 9-year-old students and three staff members.

Hale’s parents told authorities they knew about one of the guns but they believed it had been sold, Chief Drake said.

“She was under care, doctor’s care, for an emotional disorder,” he said. “Her parents felt she should not own weapons … they were under the impression that when she sold the one weapon that she did not own anymore.”

Hale, a transgender person who was a biological female, was a former student at the school.

SEE ALSO: Police chief: Nashville shooter decided against attacking another school due to ‘too much security’

• Dave Boyer can be reached at dboyer@washingtontimes.com.

Copyright © 2023 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.

Please read our comment policy before commenting.

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide