Melissa Joan Hart of “Sabrina the Teenage Witch” fame — now a full-time resident of Nashville — was on her way to parent-teacher conferences when news of the shooting at The Covenant School broke out.
Hart and her husband, Mark Wilkerson, were in their car when they noticed a group of kindergarteners running out of the woods, near the private Nashville school for Pre-K through sixth graders. The 46-year-old actor’s three children — ages 10, 15, and 17 — attend a school right next to Covenant.
In fact, Hart explained in an emotional Instagram post that she and her family left Sandy Hook, Connecticut, after the horrific school shooting there in 2012.
“Luckily, we are all OK,” the celebrity explained, tearfully. “But we did — my husband and I were on our way to school for conferences — and luckily our kids weren’t in today. We helped a class of kindergartners across a busy highway”
She recalled seeing the children “climbing out of the woods … trying to escape the shooter situation at their school.”
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“So we helped all these tiny little, little kids cross the road and get their teachers over there, and we helped a mom reunite with her children,” Hart continued. “I don’t know what to say anymore. It is just — enough is enough and, just pray. Pray for the families.”
There were six people — three 9-year-old children and three adults — killed in the deadly rampage.
As CBN’s Faithwire previously reported, one of the victims of the shooting, 9-year-old Hallie Scruggs, was the daughter of Chad Scruggs, pastor of Covenant Presbyterian Church, which is affiliated with the school.
Before taking over as pastor of Covenant, Chad Scruggs was on staff at Park Cities Presbyterian Church in Dallas, Texas, where Mark Davis serves as senior pastor. Davis noted the Scruggs family remains “deeply connected” to Park Cities.
“All four of their children had that radiance; we talk about the radiance of Christ, even at a young age,” Davis said of Scruggs’ for kids. “They’re gifted children, they really are. But they’re godly children.”
In conversations Davis had had with Chad Scruggs, he said: “I listened to him lament. I listened to him also say, we know she’s in the arms of Christ and we know he loves her more than we did.”
Please continue to be in prayer for all those impacted by this horrific tragedy.
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