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Nashville Shooting: Expert on Violence Agrees That Crazy People Are Dangerous

Posted on | March 28, 2023 | 1 Comment

OK, so forensic psychologist Dr. Helen Smith did not say those exact words during her appearance today on Fox News, but we can read between the lines as she discusses Audrey Hale’s murder spree:

“When I did studies in the late ’90s on girls who kill or girls who are violent, I found that girls who feel very lonely, girls who dislike school, and girls who hold in a lot of anger … tend to lash out at other people.”


(Hat-tip: Instapundit.) Police still aren’t discussing much about the killer’s motive, but we are learning more details:

The 28-year-old former student who killed three children and three adults at a Christian grade school in Nashville on Monday was under a doctor’s care for an “emotional disorder” and had purchased seven guns ahead of the shooting, the city’s police chief said on Tuesday.

(What is the point of federally mandated background checks, when a transgender freak being treated for “an emotional disorder” can acquire an arsenal like this? That is to say, you can pass all the laws in the world, but without rigorous enforcement, the laws will never prevent such incidents. What we need to do is go back to locking these kooks up in lunatic asylums. But I digress . . .)

New details about Audrey Elizabeth Hale emerged hours after police released harrowing video showing officers storming the Covenant School and conducting a room-to-room search before confronting and fatally shooting the assailant.
Hale employed two assault weapons and a handgun during the assault on the elementary school, the latest in a long string of U.S. mass shootings that have turned guns into a hot-button political issue.

(Liberals want to make guns a “hot-button” issue, rather than making psycho trannies the issue, probably because psycho trannies vote Democrat.)

Those three guns were among seven Hale bought legally from five area stores, Metropolitan Nashville Police Chief John Drake told reporters on Tuesday.
Hale’s parents did not know that Hale was in possession of seven guns, the chief said, adding that they were under the impression that the suspect had owned only one gun but had sold it. . . .
Hale left behind a detailed map of the school showing entry points as well as what Drake described as a “manifesto” indicating that Hale may have planned to carry out shootings at other locations.
Drake previously said Hale self-identified as transgender. He referred to Hale using female pronouns on Tuesday, though Hale used male pronouns on a LinkedIn page that listed recent jobs in graphic design and grocery delivery.

(Oh, she killed six people including three kids, but the IMPORTANT thing is to make sure we use the “correct” pronouns. Gotcha.)

The chief said investigators still have not established a motive.
The newly released six minutes of footage, edited together from the body-worn cameras of two responding officers, starts with an officer retrieving a rifle from his trunk as a staff member tells him that the school is locked down but that two children are unaccounted for.
“Let’s go! I need three!” the officer yells as he enters the building, where alarms can be heard ringing.
The video shows officers passing by bulletin boards and cubbies as they clear one room after another before heading upstairs, where one says, “We’ve got one down.”
Amid the sound of gunfire, the officers race down the hallway — past what appears to be a victim lying on the ground — and into a lounge area, where the suspect is seen dropping to the floor after being shot.
Officer Rex Engelbert and Officer Michael Collazo — whose body cameras provided the footage — both fire several rounds at the suspect. The video shows the assailant still moving on the ground as another officer repeatedly yells, “Get your hands away from the gun!”

Those officers are heroes, and we can be thankful for their efficiency in killing the psycho tranny, thus sparing taxpayers the expense of a trial. Meanwhile, we have DM messages between the killer and one of her acquaintances, a former middle-school basketball teammate:

The transgender school shooter who killed six people including three innocent children yesterday before being gunned down by police sent a message to a friend moments before the rampage, telling her: ‘I’m planning to die today… you’ll probably hear about me on the news.’
Audrey Hale, 28, shot and killed three students and three teachers at The Covenant School in Nashville, Tennessee, shortly before 10.30am yesterday.
Audrey – who was transgender and also went by ‘Aiden’ – was then shot and killed by police.
Before traveling to the school, the killer sent a haunting final message to Averianna Patton on Instagram.
They had played middle school basketball together and remained friends. . . .
During an appearance on CNN on Tuesday morning, she said Hale had been suicidal in the past.
‘Audrey has shared with others that she had been suicidal in the past and I knew to take this serious.’
She also revealed that she was on hold for seven minutes before someone answered her call to the non-emergency police line.
‘I called Nashville’s non-emergency line at 10:14am and was on hold for nearly seven minutes before speaking with someone who said that they would send an officer to my home.
‘An officer did not come to my home until 3:29 pm,’ she said.
The first 911 call of a shooting came in at 10.13am.
By 10.27am, police were at the school and had killed Hale on the second floor of the building.

So, it’s the blaze-of-glory fantasy: “My life is worthless and I want to kill myself, but I’ll do a mass shooting and get the cops to kill me instead.” This is a theme we’ve seen more or less routinely in such incidents going back to the Columbine High School massacre. Sometimes there is a quasi-political motive, and sometimes it’s just incomprehensible rage. So while Joe Biden turns it into yet another opportunity to mumble about banning “assault weapons,” the rest of us can find no meaning to the atrocity other than the most obvious: Crazy People Are Dangerous.




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