Covenant School Shooter targeted another place but decided against that “because of a threat assessment by the suspect of too much security”

Mar 28, 2023 | Gun Free Zones, Mass Public Shootings

Here is yet another example of mass public shooter picking a target based on whether people with guns made doing the attack difficult. More details will hopefully be forthcoming. We have previously pointed to similar examples here and here.

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“It was the only school that was targeted. There was another location that was mentioned, but because of a threat assessment by the suspect of too much security, they decided not to,” Drake said. “That area was here in Nashville, so we’re continuing with that investigation as well.”

Lydia Fielder and Tony Garcia, “Nashville school shooter purchased 7 guns, planned attack on multiple locations, police say,” WSMV, March 27, 2023.

UPDATE:

“[Nashville Council Member Robert Swope] told The Post that Hale had “looked at” two other schools, both public, before deciding “the security was too great to do what she wanted to do.”

Stephanie Pagones, “Nashville shooter Audrey Hale’s manifesto to be released after FBI review: official,” New York Post, March 29, 2023.

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