Melissa Joan Hart helped the kids escape from the Nashville shooting
Actress Melissa Joan Hart posted an emotional video on Instagram on Tuesday and revealed that she helped kindergarten students escape a school shooting. Nashville in Monday.
Three 9-year-old students and three school staff members were killed at Covenant School when the shooter, identified as 28-year-old Audrey Hale, broke into the academy and started shooting.
The “Sabrina the Teenage Witch” star and Nashville resident shared their experiences in an interview. Instagram the video gave her nearly 2 million followers, a day later. She said her children – sons Mason, 17, Braden, 15, and Tucker, 10 – attend the school “right next to” where the massacre took place.
“We moved here from Connecticut, where we were learning a little bit from Sandy Hook, so this is our second experience of a school shooting with our kids so close, ” the 46-year-old woman told her 1.7 million followers. “Fortunately we are all fine.”
The “Melissa & Joey” star said she and her husband, Mark Wilkerson, didn’t hesitate for a second as they tried to help children “who were trying to escape” from school.
She said the couple happened to be on their way to their son’s school for a conference.
“My wife and I are on our way to school for the convention. Luckily, our kids weren’t around today,” explained Hart through tears.
“We helped a class of kindergarten students cross a busy highway. They’re climbing out of the woods, they’re trying to get out of a shooting situation at their school. So we helped these little kids cross the street and get their teacher there.”
Nashville police have released the bodycam footage and can’t emphasize how remarkable the reaction is. These men are absolute heroes. pic.twitter.com/aOT8IJyH04
– Sara Gonzales (@SaraGonzalesTX) March 28, 2023
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“We reunited a mother with her children and I just… I didn’t know what to say. Enough is enough. Just pray, pray for the families,” she continued.
“Pray Today, Act Tomorrow,” she captioned the one-minute clip. “This was too raw to post yesterday but wanted you to hear this story.”
Authorities say that on Monday morning, Audrey Hale stormed the Christian academy armed with two assault rifles and a pistol.
Hale, described by investigators as an alumnus of the school, killed six victims before police shot her dead, just 14 minutes after authorities received a call regarding a shooter. is active.
The victims were named Monday afternoon: Evelyn Dieckhaus, Hallie Scruggs and William Kinney, all 9 years old. Three adult school employees were also killed: substitute teacher Cynthia Peak and custodian Mike Hill, both 61, and principal Katherine Koonce, 60.