Savannah Chrisley has broken her silence in the wake of Nashville’s heartbreaking shooting!
Following her parents’ incarceration for tax evasion and fraudulent activities, the oldest daughter of Todd and Julie Chrisley became the legal guardian of the younger Chrisleys — brother Grayson and niece Chloe.
After news of a recent shooting at an elementary school dropped, fans flooded social media with questions about Chloe’s well-being. Touched by their concern, the 25-year-old assured the public about her niece’s safety in an emotional post.
Savannah Chrisley Says She Feels Guilty About Chloe’s Good Fortune As Parents Grieve Their Loses
On March 27, a Christian elementary school in Nashville, Tennessee, joined the tragic list of mass shootings in the US. Following the heartbreaking moment, “Chrisley Knows Best” fans went into a frenzy to determine if Chloe was among the institution’s students.
Fortunately, Savannah revealed that her niece’s school was not the one involved in the shooting. In a series of Instagram Story posts, the TV personality addressed the painful situation, including its impact on her emotional health.
The “Unlocked With Savannah Chrisley” podcast host confirmed her niece’s well-being with a sweet picture. The image captured the duo in a warm embrace, with the entertainer smoldering Chloe with a kiss.
The media personality captioned this touching moment, “I have never been more grateful,” and added two crying emojis. Following this post came a carousel of videos where the former Miss Tennessee Teen USA titleholder discussed the school shooting.
Fighting back the tears, the 25-year-old began her speech by thanking fans for checking on Chloe’s wellbeing and reassuring them of the younger Chrisley’s safety. The podcaster explained that she felt “a level of guilt” to say her niece was doing okay following the horrible incident.
Despite feeling grateful for Chloe’s well-being, the entertainer sympathized with the parents affected by the shooting. “I’m so beyond grateful, but there are parents today who don’t get to bring a child home,” the blonde beauty lamented.
Taking a moment to regain her composure, the Sassy By Savannah founder confessed that the gun violence had affected Nashville’s community. However, the situation weighed heavily on the beauty mogul’s heart as the school was not far from where she lived.
“It’s just awful. I don’t know how many lives it’s going to take for there to be change,” the reality TV star continued. “It’s heartbreaking. My thoughts and prayers are with all of these families, all the kids that have been affected by it.”
Visibly distraught by the incident, the entrepreneur noted that the situation hits differently when one’s child could have been a victim. After hearing the news in the morning, Savannah confessed that she “broke down” and rushed to get her niece from school.
The Savannah & Co. Real Estate founder explained that the image of her hugging Chloe occurred when she picked the little one at school. “That hug when she was coming out of school, she told me ‘ow, you’re hugging me too hard,'” the reality TV star said, describing the moment as the “greatest feeling in the world.”
The “Growing Up Chrisley” alum advised parents to hug their children a “little tighter tonight” and thank God for his blessings while praying for those in grief. As for the mass shooting, Savannah implored the government for change, saying:
“Right now, our children are becoming casualties of a country that can’t get out of their own way. All we do is fight, fight, fight, and we make no progress on both sides — Democrats and Republicans — both sides!”
The Nashville School Shooting Was A Premeditated Attack
As reported by the Associated Press, Covenant School, the Christian elementary institution, was where the tragic mass shooting took place on Monday, March 27. The attacker, a former student, shot through the organization’s doors, killing six innocent souls.
Three students and three adults were brutally murdered during the gun violence, which was reportedly a planned massacre. Authorities uncovered that the shooter had surveyed the school, drawing a detailed map of the institution before assaulting the building.
Police identified the attacker as Audrey Hale, a 28-year-old woman. Further investigation revealed that the shooter was transgender and believed to have experienced “some resentment” for attending the Covenant School.
Two responding officers fatally gunned down Hale at the school. The shooter’s victims included three 9-year-old children, the school’s top administrator, a substitute teacher, and a custodian.