"How are none of the doors locked": Nashville school shooting footage goes viral, sparks mass outrage

Footage of Nashville school shooter entering building goes viral (Image via u/Artane_33/Reddit)
Footage of Nashville school shooter entering building goes viral (Image via u/Artane_33/Reddit)

Chilling footage of Nashville school shooter Audrey Hale entering The Covenant School building has been released to the public by Nashville police. The video shows the shooter casually walking through the hallways with assault rifles.

It has been revealed that they shot at three students and three faculty members before being fatally shot by the police. The cause of the rampage is yet to be determined.

During Monday's shooting, the Nashville shooter stormed into the private school by pumping bullets through the glass doors located on the side of the building. Law enforcement confirmed that Hale traveled to the school in a gray Honda Fit. Once inside the campus, Hale was observed carrying two rifles and a handgun.

In the CCTV footage, Audrey Hale was seen stalking the corridors while wearing a red cap backward, a white T-shirt, combat pant, and a tactical vest. They was slipping into various unlocked rooms and searching for potential victims.

It has been confirmed that the campus was built for 200 students for those from preschool until sixth grade.

Following the release of the frightening footage, several netizens wondered as to why the school did not have better security, including armed security and better doors. One netizen opined:

Netizens react to the viral Nashville school shooting video

Internet users were horrified by the short clip that was released. While many expressed sorrow for the loss of five people, others wondered how the shooter made their way into the campus.

Sadly, the United States has had to deal with multiple school shootings in recent years. Netizens have stated that one would expect schools to be more vigilant on how to avoid something of the same nature. Several netizens expressed that the school should have had better security measures.

The victims of the Nashville school shooting were identified as Williams Kinney, Evelyn Dieckhaus, and Hallie Scruggs, who were all just nine. Custodian Mike Hill, and substitute teacher Cynthia Peak who were both 61, as well as 60-year-old school headmaster Katherine Koonce were also victims of the shooting.

Audrey Hale was fatally shot by officers Rex Englebert and Michael Collazo.

Who was Audrey Hale?

Audrey Hale’s LinkedIn profile revealed that they were a commercial illustrator and graphic designer. The shooter's LinkedIn profile had their pronouns listed as He/Him and that they were assigned female at birth.

Hale listed on the profile that they enjoys playing video games and sports and watching movies. They also wrote:

“There is a child-like part about me that loves to go run to the playground. Animals are my second passion, so I also enjoy spending time with my two cats.”

As per Hale's LinkedIn page, they graduated from the Nossi College of Art and recently worked as a part-time grocery shopper for Shipt.


Police confirmed that Hale was a former student at the school. As the reason for the massacre continues to be investigated, officers believe that the shooting may have been driven by a sense of “resentment for having to go to that school.”

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Edited by Karishma Rao