Melissa Joan Hart says she helped kindergartners escape the Nashville school shooting
"And we helped a mom reunite with her children."
Melissa Joan Hart helped students escape the Nashville school shooting. The actress and her husband, Mark Wilkerson, assisted a class of kindergarteners get to safety on Monday as the horrific scene played out at Covenant School.
The actress, best known for her role in the TV series “Sabrina the Teenage Witch,” posted a video about the incident on social media on Tuesday.
“My kids go to school right next to a school where there was a shooting today,” Hart begins, “We moved here from Connecticut, where we were in a school a little ways down from Sandy Hook, so this is our second experience with a school shooting with our kids being in close proximity.”
The actress and her husband have three sons: Mason, 17, Braydon, 15, and 10-year-old Tucker.
“Luckily, we are all OK, but… my husband and I were on our way to school for conferences and—luckily our kids weren’t in today—and we helped a class of kindergartners across a busy highway that 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.”
“I don’t know what to say anymore,” Hart added. “It is just… enough is enough. And just pray, pray for the families.”
In the caption Hart revealed that she actually filmed the video on Monday but decided to post on Tuesday because it was “too raw.” She also wrote, “Prayers today, Action tomorrow.”
The actress joined other parents in a protest in favor of gun control on New York’s Brooklyn Bridge in 2016, according to Yahoo News.
Monday’s devastating school shooting at a private Christian elementary school, Covenant School, left three children and three adults dead, not including the shooter who was also killed after police officers responded.