Two women who lost their lives in Monday’s school shooting at The Covenant School in Nashville were longtime family friends of Gov. Bill Lee and his wife, Maria, the governor said in a video address Tuesday night.
“All of Tennessee was hurt yesterday, but some parents woke up without children, children woke up without parents and without teachers, and spouses woke up without their loved ones,” the Republican governor said. “Maria woke up this morning without one of her best friends, Cindy Peak.”
The teacher, he said, “was supposed to come over to have dinner with Maria last night after she filled in as a substitute teacher yesterday at Covenant.”
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