Audrey Hale, the Nashville school shooter, was legally able to buy SEVEN guns despite treatment for an ’emotional disorder’ – as police say her parents had no idea she had guns in the house
- Audrey Hale, 28, legally purchased seven guns from five different stores
- Her parents say they didn’t know and rather thought she only had one
- Hale has been described as ‘autistic’ but ‘high functioning’
Shooter Audrey Hale was able to purchase seven firearms despite treatment for an emotional disorder.
Hale, 28, has been described as having “high-functioning” autism, but police today revealed she was also under doctor’s care.
Her parents – Norma and Ronald Hale – knew she had a gun at one point, but told her to sell it because they didn’t think she could be trusted with it.
Instead, she hid and added to her stash, buying a total of seven different guns from five local stores.
Hale, 28, has been described as having ‘high-functioning’ autism, but police today revealed she was also under doctor’s care
Ronald and Norma Hale. They told police they were unaware their daughter still had guns
Yesterday she brought three of her weapons to The Covenant School: two rifles and a pistol.
Yesterday, two more guns were removed from the house in a video obtained exclusively by DailyMail.com.
At a press conference Monday, Nashville Police Chief John Drake said of her family, “They felt she had one gun and she sold it. She was under medical treatment for an emotional disorder.
“Her parents thought she shouldn’t have guns, and they thought she didn’t have any anymore. But she had hidden several around the house.’
He added that Hale’s mother saw her leave the house yesterday with a red bag and briefly asked her what was in it.
“She dismissed it, thinking it was just a maternal thing.”
Despite being under medical treatment, her “emotional disorder” had not been reported to authorities.
If she had, she might not have been able to buy so many guns.
In addition to the weapons found at her home, police recovered these three weapons at the scene