On Monday, Audrey Hale, a former student of The Covenant School, brought three guns to the private grade school in Nashville, killing six people, including three students, a substitute teacher, a custodian, and the head of the school.
Hart, who lives in Nashville with her family, recounted her experience in an emotional video posted on Instagram. “My husband and I were on our way to school for conferences,” she said. “Luckily our kids weren’t in today, and we helped a class of kindergartners across a busy highway.”
Hart helped the children and their teachers to safety, even reuniting a mother with her children. In the video, Hart appeared emotional and overwhelmed by the experience. “I just don’t know what to say anymore,” she said. “It’s just, enough is enough.”
Although Hart and her family are safe, the trauma of the shooting has left an indelible mark on the community. Police responded to the 911 call promptly, and Hale was killed soon after the shooting. As of now, the motive for the shooting remains unclear, but Hale’s parents informed investigators that she had been receiving treatment for an emotional disorder.
In her Instagram caption, Hart emphasized the need for action in the wake of the tragedy. “Prayers today, Action tomorrow,” she wrote. “This was too raw to post yesterday but wanted you to hear this story.” Hart’s bravery and quick thinking helped save lives during a harrowing event that has left the Nashville community in mourning.