3 children killed in Christian school shooting memorized 'Amazing Grace' in chapel before massacre


3 children killed in Christian school shooting memorized 'Amazing Grace' in chapel before massacre

The three children shot and killed by a heavily-armed assailant who forced her way into The Covenant School in Nashville had spent the morning in the chapel memorizing the words to “Amazing Grace,” a missionary who visited the school revealed.

On Monday morning, Hallie Scruggs, 9, William Kenney, 9, and Evelyn Dieckhaus, 9, were all killed by the mass shooter, while school head Katherine Koonce, 60, substitute teacher Cynthia Peak, 61, and chef Mike Hill, 61 were also murdered.

On Facebook, missionary Britney Grayson, a pediatric doctor based in Kenya, posted a final image of the schoolchildren listening to her talk an hour before Audrey Hale, who had recently chosen to self-identify as a man, carried out the murders. Hale was shot and killed by police.

Grayson revealed that the children were learning the word "Jambo" in the chapel and were learning “all the verses of 'Amazing Grace' to sing for grandparents day next week.”

“Just four hours ago, we arrived at The Covenant School in Nashville. Our dear friends invited us to speak at Chapel and stay and visit their girls' classrooms, pictured below. The kids were great. We taught them about life in Kenya, some Swahili words, and what it means to be a missionary,” she wrote in the Monday post.

“We drove away at 10:12 a.m. and less than 20 minutes later, at least three children were shot right there on the campus. There are no words for this feeling. I think the normal feeling is supposed to be relief — relief that we were already gone and our lives are safe. But to do what I do makes me literally one of the most qualified people on the planet to help in that situation. Why had we driven away just minutes before? Could I have helped those children if we were still there? I feel guilty for being safe.”

Grayson urged her followers to pray for those impacted, adding: “Pray for the doctors, nurses, and surgeons caring for them right now. Pray for all the little hearts that weren't physically wounded but who will never be the same. Pray. Pray. PRAY.”

Source: Christianpost

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