Melissa Joan Hart, actress and Tennessee resident, describes helping young children. Crossing a highway near Covenant School in Nashville, the site of a major mass shooting in the United States. The latest happened at this private elementary school on Monday.
It was Hart’s second traumatic experience filming “up close” at his children’s school.
The “Clarissa Explains It All” and “Sabrina the Witch” star shared her emotional experience on Instagram on Tuesday. After the 28-year-old assailant left six people dead at the school, three of them were 9-year-olds. “Too raw to post” on Monday but wanted her 1.7 million followers to “hear the story.”
“My kids went to school next door to the school where the shooting took place today,” Hart, 46, said in a video she recorded Monday.
“We moved her from Connecticut. where we are in a school away from Sandy a little hook So this is our second experience at a school with our children close by. Luckily we are all doing well,” said the mother of three. It cited the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School that killed 20 children and several adults.
Hart said she and her husband, Course of Nature musician Mark Wilkerson, were traveling to their child’s school Monday for a parent-teacher conference. and ends up helping the class escape from a shooting.
“We helped a kindergartener cross a busy highway climbing out of the woods. who are trying to escape the shooter situation at their school,” Hart said through tears.
“So we helped these little kids … cross the road and take the teacher there. And we helped one mother reunite with her children. And I don’t know what else to say. Enough is enough. And pray for the family.”
Several celebrities spoke out after the recent tragedy. separate tweetsHart tried to focus on being positive.
“Declare today that the enemy will not be afraid,” she wrote Tuesday. “That fear will not win! That my children will go to school with love in their hearts and thankful for every breath and every face they see. Let’s hug each other a little tighter today!”
In addition to the three children who died, 60-year-old head of the Covenant School, Katherine Koonce; substitute teacher Cynthia Peak, 61; And caretaker Mike Hill, 61, also died during the attack. Police believe the gunman, identified as former student Audrey Hale, “targeted” the six victims at random.
At a news conference Tuesday, Nashville Metropolitan Police Chief John Drake said officers learned from interviews with the shooter’s parents that The shooter legally purchased seven firearms from five local gun shops. Three people were used in the attack on the school, Drake said.
Parents said the gunman “It was under medical supervision for a mood disorder,” Drake said. “Law enforcement agencies knew nothing about the treatment (the shooter) received, but the parents felt that (the shooter) should not have been armed.”
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