A former classmate of the suspected transgender Nashville shooter told The Daily Caller that she was “normal” and “talented.”
Authorities have identified the suspect as 28-year-old Audrey Hale. Audrey Hale is transgender and goes by the pronouns “he/him”. Police shot Hale dead after he opened fire on a Christian elementary school, killing three students and his three adults, according to police, CNN report.
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Hale previously attended Nossi College of Art and Design, according to a LinkedIn page believed to be owned by Hale. Her former classmate Megan Marie Burns told The Daily Caller about her time at school.
“I think they’re on Aiden’s side now. He finished a semester before I did. He’s incredibly talented,” Burns said, noting that Hale was a shooter at the time. “I don’t know,” he pointed out.
“[Hale] I always looked like a regular artist,” Burns continued. “This is scary” (Related: CNN Stealth edited article to remove “woman” from story about transgender Nashville school shooter)
The Nossi College of Art and Design page listed Hale as a student on the Spring 2016 dean list, but the website appears to have been updated to remove her name. The Daily Caller reached out to the school to ask why Hale was suddenly removed from the site, but she was told the school would not comment.