‘I Just Need to Die,’ Nashville School Shooter Tells Instagram Friend Minutes Before Shooting Begins

Crime Stories with Nancy Grace

Mar 28 2023 • 43 mins

A female shooter shot through the glass doors of a church school to gain access to the building.

After breaking the glass, the shooter crawled through the lower portion of the door.  The 28-year-old transgender person is seen pacing the hallway, heavily armed, as alarms are blaring. Six people were killed; three 9-year-old students and three faculty members.

Police storm the building, then exchanged fire with Audrey Hale. Hale was killed. A manifesto was recovered, as was a map of the school detailing camera locations and surveillance entry points.

Joining Nancy Grace Today:

  • Jason Oshins – New York Defense Attorney
  • Dr. Teresa Gil - Professor of Psychology and Psychotherapist (over 25 years working with child abuse and trauma victim) and Author: "Women Who Were Sexually Abused as Children: Mothering, Resilience, and Protecting the Next Generation"
  • Ken Trump - School Security Expert and Consultant, President of National School Safety and Security Services; Author: “Proactive School Security and Emergency Preparedness Planning;" Twitter: @safeschools
  • Dr. Tim Gallagher - Medical Examiner State of Florida; Lecturer: University of Florida Medical School Forensic Medicine; Founder/Host: International Forensic Medicine Death Investigation Conference
  • Leonard Romero - Forensic Firearms Examiner and Ballistics Expert
  • Payton Muse - Fox 17 Nashville Reporter; Twitter/Facebook: @PaytonMuseTV

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