If you surf the internet today, all you will see is the Nashville shooting incident making headlines. Recently, a mass shooting occurred at a private Christian school in Nashville. Three adult staff members and three 9-year-old children were killed in the shooting. When the incident took place, actress Melissa Joan Hart, who lives in Nashville, was present at the scene. The 46-year-old actress posted a video on Instagram the next day after the incident, sharing her heartbreaking experience. The Sabrina the Teenage Witch actress also revealed that she was present there when the tragic incident occurred and helped small children escape.
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How did Melissa Joan Hart help kids escape?
Melissa Joan Hart is currently residing in Nashville, the place where the recent mass shooting occurred. The day after the incident took place, Hart took to Instagram to share about this tragic incident. The actress revealed that the school that her children attend is right next to the school that was attacked. Fortunately, her kids didn’t go to school that day, although she was present at the scene with her husband. The actress said,
“My husband and I were on our way to school for conference. Luckily, our kids weren’t in today.”
Hart’s presence became a blessing for the kids who were trying to escape the shooting. In the video, the actress said,
“We helped a class of kindergartners across a busy highway. They were climbing out of the woods, they were trying to escape a shooter situation at their school. So we helped these tiny little kids cross the road and get their teachers over there. We helped a mom reunite with her children and I just … I don’t know what to say. Enough is enough. Just pray, pray for the families.”
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The Melissa & Joey star captioned her video by stating,
“Prayers today, Action tomorrow. This was too raw to post yesterday but wanted you to hear this story.”
This isn’t the first time Hart has faced something tragic like this. She experienced a similar case when she was in Connecticut. Her previous encounter with such an incident occurred at Sandy Hook Elementary School, where 26 students and teachers were killed in a mass shooting in 2012. The actress told her 1.7 million followers:
“We moved here from Connecticut, where we were in school a little ways down from Sandy Hook, so this is our second experience with a school shooting with our kids being in close proximity. Luckily, we are all okay.”
Confronting such a tragic incident is a nightmare in itself. Melissa Joan Hart not just confronted the scene with bravery but also helped children to escape the deadly massacre.
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What happened in the Nashville shooting incident?
The incident occurred on Monday morning. According to the spokeswoman for the police, the assailant entered the school through a side entrance and fired many shots. During the incident, six people were killed, including three 9-year-old children. The killer was identified as a 28-year-old former student of the same school. The shooter was encountered by the police the same day.
Along with Melissa Hart, the Convent is also mourning the incident. In a statement, members of Convent School said,
“They are grieving tremendous loss and are in shock coming out of the terror that shattered our school and church. We are focused on loving our students, our families, our faculty, and staff, and beginning the process of healing.”
According to the statistics from the Gun Violence Archive, the Nashville shooting incident is one of 128 mass shootings that occurred in 2023. And we are only at the end of March.
Our prayers are with the victims and their families.
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