Yesterday, Melissa Joan Hart shared in an Instagram video she and her husband helped students and teachers who were fleeing The Covenant School in Nashville after a shooter opened fire at the private Christian elementary school on Monday, killing three students and three adults.
In her video, Hart—who is a resident of Nashville—tearfully revealed:
"My kids go to school right next to a school where there was a shooting today."
"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 Sabrina the Teenage Witch and Clarissa Explains It All star—who has three sons with her husband Mark Wilkerson—recounted how she aided a class of kindergarteners who were escaping the tragedy.
"Luckily, we are all okay, 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 cross 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."
"It is just... enough is enough. And just pray, pray for the families."
You can watch the emotional video below.
The former childstar explained in the caption:
"This was too raw to post yesterday but wanted you to hear this story."
She also wrote:
"Prayers today, Action tomorrow."
Viewers shared their heartbreak and outrage over the senseless act that took innocent lives.
Of course, many also raised the issue of gun control, noting the United States' has to do more than just pray.
On Monday, an alleged former student of the school shot through a side door to enter the building where they opened fire on students and faculty.
The attacker had two "assault-style" weapons and a pistol. Police reported Hale had legally purchased seven firearms at five different stores in Nashville.
The shooter took the lives of six innocent victims: Cynthia Peak - 61, Katherine Koonce - 60, Mike Hill - 61 and Evelyn Dieckhaus, Hallie Scruggs and William Kinney, all nine-years-old.
Police shot and killed the assailant.