Police chief tells NBC News a sense of ‘resentment’ may have fueled Nashville shooter’s attack at former school

March 30, 2023

A sense of “resentment” might have played a role in a 28-year-old’s deadly attack on the private Christian school they once attended, Nashville police said Monday. “There’s some belief that there was some resentment for having to go to that school,” Metropolitan Nashville Police Chief John Drake told Lester Holt of NBC News. While the shooter might have targeted The Covenant School, Drake stopped short of saying Hale was going after any specific people. There were also indications that Hale had planned to target other locations, Drake told NBC News. "It indicates that there was going to be shootings at multiple locations, and the school was one of them," Drake told NBC News.