One of the six people killed in the Nashville, Tennessee, school shooting on Monday was the kid of the pastor of the attached Presbyterian church.
Hallie Scruggs, 9, was among those slain in a deadly shooting at The Covenant School on Monday. She was the daughter of Covenant Presbyterian Church pastor Chad Scruggs, according to Park Cities Presbyterian Church in Texas.
According to PCPC head pastor Mark Davis, they adore the Scruggs family and share their grief at the loss of their wonderful daughter Hallie. They rely in Christ’s ability to reach close and offer them the consolation and hope they badly need.
Before joining the pastorate in Tennessee, Chad Scruggs was an associate pastor at PCPC.
The Covenant School is a ministry of Covenant Presbyterian Church, and the two have close administrative and community links.
Evelyn Dieckhaus and William Kinney, both 9, were identified as the two minor victims by authorities.
Cynthia Peak, 61, Katherine Koonce, 60, and Mike Hill, 61, were also fatally shot on the school grounds.
According to the school’s website, Koonce was the head of school at Covenant.
According to the police chief, Hale shot at cops arriving on the scene from second-floor windows before they combed the building and discovered her in a common room.
After 15 minutes of Hale firing the first bullets, responding cops arrived on the site and subdued the gunman.
Officers Rex Englebert and Michael Collazo shot at Audrey Elizabeth Hale, 28, and “fatally injured her,” according to Metropolitan Nashville Police Chief John Drake, putting an end to a shooting that killed six people, including 3 kids.
According to authorities, Hale, who previously attended the school, came on campus in her Honda Fit, heavily loaded with three firearms. There were two AR-style guns and a handgun among them.