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Hero head of school at Christian school allegedly rushed toward killer: 'There was a confrontation'

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The head of school at the Covenant School in Nashville was gunned down when she allegedly rushed the perpetrator who opened fire in the Christian school on Monday.

Nashville City Councilman Russ Pulley told Fox News that head of school Dr. Katherine Koonce was participating in a virtual meeting when she heard the first shots ring out just after 10:00 a.m. on Monday.

She responded by leaving the meeting and rushing toward the perpetrator. It was a horrifying moment that she had prepared for.

"It is my understanding from a witness at the school that Katherine Koonce was on a Zoom call when she heard the first shot. She immediately ended the call, got up and headed straight for the shooter," explained Pulley, a former FBI special agent. "She did what principals and headmasters do; she protected her children.

"In addition, she prepared the school by seeking advanced-level active-shooter training, and from witnesses at the scene, this protocol — details of which I cannot provide — saved countless lives," Pulley explained.

At a press conference on Tuesday, Nashville Police Chief John Drake appeared to confirm the story.

Drake explained that when he entered the school, he saw Koonce's lifeless body in the hallway — not the office where she worked, indicating her movement toward the perpetrator.

"I do know she was in the hallway by herself," Drake explained. "There was a confrontation, I'm sure — you can tell [by] the way she was lying in the hallway."

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Another hero now being recognized is 9-year-old Evelyn Dieckhaus, who was also killed on Monday.

According to reports, Dieckhaus was gunned down as she tried to pull the school's fire alarm, a desperate attempt to alert her schoolmates about the killer stalking their halls.

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