The Nashville school shooter who killed three children and three adults before being fatally shot by police has been identified as a 28-year-old female who identifies as transgender and uses “he/him” pronouns.
Authorities confirmed that 28-year-old Audrey Hale is the deceased suspect in the shooting that occurred at a Christian elementary school, at which Hale was previously a student.
“She does identify as transgender,” Nashville Police confirmed.
BREAKING: Nashville Police confirms that the suspect in today’s shooting at a Christian school identifies as transgender.
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) March 27, 2023
The Nashville shooter’s name is Audrey Hale. Authorities believe she previously attended the school.
— Karol Markowicz (@karol) March 27, 2023
A LinkedIn page that appears to belong to Hale indicates that identifies as a “he/him” and received an award in 2015 from the Nossi College of Art for achieving “greatness in the classroom.”
A page from Nossi College of Art and Design previously listed Hale as a student on the spring 2016 dean’s list, but the website seemingly has been updated to remove her name. The Daily Caller reached out to Nossi College of Art and Design and asked why Hale has suddenly been wiped from the website.
Megan Marie Barnes, a student who attended Nossi with Hale, told the Caller that Hale was “incredible talented” and now uses the name Aiden. A now-defunct Instagram account that appears to belong to Hale included that name in the handle, as did an account on the art marketplace website RedBubble.
The Instagram page, which was linked to Hale’s website, includes two dark images, with one showing three individuals with heavy face painting against a black background.
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Hale’s website included a short bio in which Hale said “there is a child-like part about me that loves to go run to the playground.”