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Florist Refuses RNC Job: 'There's Blood on That Money'

Owners of FLWR Shop urge others in the event industry to follow their lead

(Newser) - The owners of a Nashville floral shop have turned down a lucrative opportunity to provide flowers for a Republican National Committee fundraising event, saying the blood of the those killed in a recent school shooting in the city would be on any money received. The event—which will include former...

Tennessee Legislators Expel 2 Democrats Over Gun Protest

Third lawmaker keeps her seat by a single vote

(Newser) - In an extraordinary act of political retaliation, Tennessee Republicans on Thursday expelled two Democratic lawmakers from the state Legislature for their role in a protest that called for more gun control in the aftermath of a deadly school shooting in Nashville. The House, where Republicans have a supermajority, voted to...

Officer Who Fired at Covenant Shooter: 'Fate' I Was There

Officer Rex Engelbert normally wouldn't have been in the area

(Newser) - "You can call it fate, or God, or whatever you want, but I can’t count on both my hands the irregularities that put me in that position when a call for service came out for an active deadly aggression at a school." Those were the words from...

Tennessee Dems Face Expulsion for Gun Reform Chants

Reps. Gloria Johnson, Justin Jones, Justin Pearson accused of 'disorderly behavior'

(Newser) - Three Democrats in Tennessee are on the verge of being ousted from the state House after leading protesters in chants in support of gun control. Reps. Gloria Johnson, Justin Jones, and Justin Pearson approached the podium between bills on Thursday without being recognized to speak, USA Today reports. Using a...

Nashville Killer Planned 'Mass Murder' for Years: Police

Shooter studied other mass murderers, department says

(Newser) - The killer of six people at a Nashville school planned the attack for months, police said Monday—preparation that included studying other mass murderers. The plans were detailed in journals found in Audrey Hale's car and bedroom, a department statement said. They're now being reviewed by Nashville investigators...

WaPo Wants You to See What an AR-15 Does to a Body
WaPo Wants to Show You
What an AR-15 Does to a Body
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WaPo Wants to Show You What an AR-15 Does to a Body

It presents 3D animations of real and hypothetical shooting victims

(Newser) - "What does an AR-15 do to a human body?" It's not a new headline. Wired had a version of it in 2016; the Atlantic in 2018. In the wake of Monday's shooting at the Covenant School in Nashville, the Washington Post is taking its turn, though it...

Lawmaker Responds to 'Hatred' Over His Shooting Comments

GOP Rep. Tim Burchett has taken criticism after his 'we're not gonna fix it' remark

(Newser) - A Tennessee congressman named Tim Burchett got an unexpected taste of the national spotlight this week after the Nashville school shooting. Interviewed after the assault, the Republican declared that "we're not gonna fix it" because "criminals are going to be criminals" even if tougher gun laws were...

Melissa Joan Hart: I Helped Kids Flee Nashville Shooting

Actor says she met fleeing kindergarteners while headed to school 'right next to' Covenant

(Newser) - Melissa Joan Hart got too close for comfort to the school shooting in Nashville this week. The star of Sabrina the Teenage Witch and Melissa & Joey, who lives in Nashville, revealed Tuesday that she was headed to her children's school, which is "right next to" Covenant School,...

Nashville School Shooter Reportedly Went Downhill After Friend's Death

Former classmates, teacher talk about the shooter's mental state

(Newser) - The Nashville school shooter's mental state appeared to deteriorate after the death of a friend, a former classmate of the shooter tells NBC News . The 28-year-old shooter was shattered after the August death of Sydney Shere Sims in a car accident, according to ex-classmate Samira Hardcastle. The shooter and...

Nashville Holds Vigil for Victims
Nashville Holds Vigil for Victims

Nashville Holds Vigil for Victims

'I so wish we weren't here,' mayor tells mourners

(Newser) - Hundreds of people, including first lady Jill Biden, gathered Wednesday evening at a candlelight vigil in Nashville to honor and mourn the three children and three adults who were killed in a shooting at a Christian school this week. The downtown ceremony for the victims of the shooting at the...

Slain School Head Ran to Protect 'Her Children'

Katherine Koonce hailed as a hero in wake of shooting at Nashville's Covenant School

(Newser) - Katherine Koonce was the head of the Covenant School in Nashville, and was killed alongside three 9-year-old students, a substitute teacher, and a custodian in Monday's mass shooting at the school. She was in the middle of a virtual meeting when gunfire erupted, and authorities say, citing witnesses, "...

Hawley Says Feds Should Treat School Shooting as Hate Crime

Garland says motive for Nashville attack is still unknown

(Newser) - Sen. Josh Hawley is calling for federal agencies to investigate the Nashville school shooting as a hate crime against Christians. "It is commonplace to call such horrors ‘senseless violence,'" the Missouri Republican wrote in a letter Tuesday to FBI Director Christopher Wray and Homeland Security Secretary...

Cops: Nashville Shooter Was Being Treated for 'Emotional Disorder'

Audrey Hale legally owned 7 guns, chief says

(Newser) - The perpetrator of the mass shooting at a Christian school in Nashville Monday legally bought seven firearms, though Audrey Hale's parents were not aware the weapons were still in their home, police said at a briefing Tuesday. Metro Nashville Police Department chief John Drake said Hale was "under...

Tenn. Congressman's Shooting Response: 'We're Not Gonna Fix It'

GOP Rep. Tim Burchett says tougher gun laws won't accomplish anything

(Newser) - Monday's school shooting in Nashville has put the focus back on gun safety in Congress, and the Hill reports that Democrats aim to force votes on as-yet unspecified reforms. Democratic Rep. Abigail Spanberger of Virginia is pushing for what's known as a "discharge petition" that would force...

Minutes Before Entering School, Shooter Issued a Warning

'Something bad is about to happen,' Audrey Hale told friend

(Newser) - At 9:57am Monday, Audrey Hale sent several messages to a former middle school basketball teammate, announcing plans to die by suicide. "I don't want to live," the suspected Nashville school shooter wrote, reports WTVF . "Something bad is about to happen," Hale continued. "You'...

Reporter at Nashville Scene Survived a School Shooting

Joylyn Bukovac urged parents to be gentle with kids who were there

(Newser) - While reporting live on air at the scene of Monday's mass shooting at a Nashville elementary school, WSMV 4 reporter Joylyn Bukovac revealed that she survived a school shooting when she was in eighth grade. "This is something that hits very close to home for me—many of...

Grief and 'the Surprise Game' Follow Nashville School Killings

A survivor of another mass shooting asks, 'How many more?'

(Newser) - Advocates, elected officials, and witnesses expressed outrage and grief Monday after three children and three adults were shot to death at a school in Nashville. The aftermath included:

Shooting Victims Include Three 9-Year-Olds, Headmaster

Police identify attacker as a former student at the school

(Newser) - The three students shot to death Monday at a private school in Nashville were all 9 years old, police said—two girls and a boy. Officials identified them as Evelyn Dieckhaus, Hallie Scruggs, and William Kinney, the Tennessean reports. The adult victims were Cynthia Peak, 61; Katherine Koonce, 60; and...

White House: 'Enough Is Enough'
White House:
'Enough Is Enough'

White House: 'Enough Is Enough'

Gun violence 'ripping at nation's soul,' president says after Nashville shooting

(Newser) - "Enough is enough," White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said at Monday's briefing, hours after three children and three staff members were killed in a mass shooting at a private Christian elementary school in Nashville. "How many more children have to be murdered before Republicans in...

3 Children, 3 Adults Fatally Shot at Nashville School

Shooter believed to be Nashville woman, 28, also killed at the Covenant School

(Newser) - This story has been updated with new developments. Three children and three adults were killed in a school shooting Monday morning in Nashville, reports the Tennessean . A shooter identified by police as a 28-year-old Nashville woman also is dead. Police say the shooter entered the private Christian school with two...

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