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Mother of Nashville school shooter Audrey Hale shared several gun control posts on social media

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The mother of the Nashville school shooter who killed six peopleincluding three 9-year-olds – appeared to be a gun control activist who once urged friends on Facebook to sign a petition calling to keep firearms out of schools.

“So important!” Norma Hale wrote in a March 8, 2018 Facebook post as she shared the petition that stated “Keep Guns Out of School” that appeared to be from the Sandy Hook Promise Foundation.

The webpage’s domain to the petition did not appear to exist anymore.

In another post from Feb. 21, 2018, Hale shared another petition from Sandy Hook Promise urging lawmakers to “Make Large-Capacity Gun Magazines Illegal.”

Hale’s adult child, Audrey Hale, carried out Monday’s horrific mass shooting at The Covenant School Monday morning.

The 28-year-old, believed to be a former student at the small Christian school, was carrying at least two assault rifles and a handgun, police said.

In various other Facebook posts dating back several years, Norma Hale, who appeared to work at a Nashville-based church, The Village Chapel, as a coordinator, gushed over her two children for various achievements and milestones.

© Provided by New York Post Audrey Hale is the shooter in Monday’s mass shooting at The Covenant School. Nossi College of Art © Provided by New York Post Norma Hale hales poses with her children, Audrey on the right. © Provided by New York Post Norma recently shared a petition fighting against guns. Norma Hale/Facebook

In Jan. 28, 2019 post, she wrote “found this in a devotional book I loaned to Audrey” with a heart emoji at the end of the sentence and a photo that shows “I (love) God” written on the page.

She also commended her daughter in a March 15, 2017 Facebook post for impressing one of her college professors at Nossi College of Art and noted the instructor recommended her for an awards competition.

“So proud of Audrey!” the doting mother wrote.

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She also stated in an Aug. 2015 post that Audrey “wrote ‘thank you’ notes to all her professors at the end of her summer semester” including to one teacher who lost her son in a car accident a year prior.

“These were some of her words … ‘Don’t ever let anything or anyone steal your joy. You have a reason and a purpose to be here.’ Hale wrote, adding, “Amazing, Dre. I love you.”

In other posts, she gave numerous shout outs to her son and wasn’t shy about how lucky she was to be the mother of her two kids.

© Provided by New York Post Audrey Hale killed six people – including three 9-year-olds.Metro Nashville PD © Provided by New York Post A group prays with a child outside the reunification center at the Woodmont Baptist church.AP/John Bazemore

In an Oct. 6, 2017 post, she wrote “Just grateful to be the Mom of these 2 awesome kids!” with photos of Audrey and her brother growing up through the years.

“Mother’s Day 2014,” she posted in May 2014 with a photo of her and her two children. “I get to be these awesome kids’ Mom!”


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