Last week, the shooter who killed three children and three adults at The Covenant School in Nashville worked as a grocery shopper with Birmingham-based company Shipt.
Audrey Hale, who reportedly identified as transgender, shot her way into the school Monday morning, March 27, and murdered six victims before being killed herself by police.
According to the Metro Nashville Police Department, Hale, 28, was a former student of The Covenant School and had maps of the building and a manifesto in her home.
Hale's Linkedin profile showed she had worked for Shipt in Nashville since May 2022.
"We are shocked and horrified by the school shooting in Nashville, and our hearts go out to all who have been impacted by this devastating tragedy," a spokesperson for the company told Newsweek. "This type of violence goes against everything we stand for at Shipt, and we are saddened to learn about the involvement of someone who worked on our platform. Our team is committed to cooperating with law enforcement to support their investigation."
Shipt, founded in Birmingham in 2014, received a "high risk" score in The 1792 Exchange's Spotlight Report, which assesses policies, practices and other criteria to determine how likely a company is to cancel contracts, clients or clients or investments due to viewpoint diversity.
According to The Exchange, Shipt has advocated against legislation that prevented minors from having sex changes and supported transgender participation in youth sports.
Governor Kay Ivey once praised the company for providing over 1,000 jobs when it expanded in 2018, which it was able to do in part thanks to company tax credits offered by the state under the Alabama Jobs Act.
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