Tearful Melissa Joan Hart Recalls Helping Children Get to Safety Amid Nashville School Shooting

Melissa Joan Hart is opening up about helping children get to safety amid the March 27 shooting at The Covenant School in Nashville: "I just don't know what to say anymore."

By Kisha Forde Mar 29, 2023 1:29 PMTags
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Melissa Joan Hart is sharing her gut-wrenching experience following The Covenant School shooting in Nashville.
The Sabrina the Teenage Witch actress and husband Mark Wilkerson—who shares kids Mason, 17, Braydon, 15, and Tucker, 10, with husband Mark Wilkerson—were on their way to parent-teacher conferences at another school nearby when they found themselves in the midst of the tragedy.

"We helped a class of kindergartners across a busy highway," she shared, through tears, in a March 28 Instagram video. "They were climbing out of the woods. They were trying to escape the shooter situation at their school. So, we helped all these tiny little kids cross the road and get their teachers over there and we helped a mom reunite with her children."

As the 46-year-old explained, prior to their move to Nashville, she and her family lived near Sandy Hook elementary school in Connecticut, where a fatal shooting took place in 2012—noting that the latest incident would be the second in which they were in close proximity.

"I just don't know what to say anymore," she added. "Enough is enough. And just pray. Prayer for the families."

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The No Good Nick star isn't the only public figure speaking out about their experiences, as Nashville residents Shawn Johnson East and Jana Kramer also reflected on their kids' safety amid the tragedy.

According to NBC News, authorities confirmed three nine-year-old children: Evelyn DieckhausHallie Scruggs and William Kinney, and three staff members: Cynthia Peak, 61, Katherine Koonce, 60, and Mike Hill, 61, were killed on March 27 during a shooting at The Covenant School, a private Christian school in Nashville that includes students starting from preschool through sixth grade.

Authorities also stated the shooter was a former student of the school, per the outlet, noting the person was killed by police at the scene.

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