Shawn Johnson Says Her 'Mama Heart is Shattered' After Her Kids Went Into Nashville School Shooting Lockdown

Shawn Johnson and Andrew East are usually known for their funny, lighthearted, and relatable videos on Instagram where they joke about sleep deprivation and picky toddlers. Unfortunately, things got really somber on Monday following the school shooting at Covenant School that killed three 9-year-olds and three adults in their sixties. Johnson respectfully shared the names of the deceased: Evelyn, Hallie, William, Cynthia, Katherine, and Mike.

Johnson and East live in Nashville and rushed to pick up their kids — Drew, 3 and Jett, 1 — when they got a notification that there was an active shooter in the neighborhood. On her Instagram story, Johnson shared that she hasn’t been able to catch her breath since reading the news and getting the call about her children being in lockdown. She said she is praying for the families whose “baby won’t be coming home,” “[those] who have lost a piece of themselves,” and those who “may have witnessed the heinous acts of violence.”

“Shaking. Crying. Heartbroken. Horrific.” she wrote.

“Our babies are now home with us,” the Olympic gold medalist continued. “I feel lucky and blessed but still so incredibly sad. No parent or family should ever have to deal with this. I’ve seen children’s ambulances, countless police cars, buses of children being transported to safety, parents flying down the street, laying on their horns, people springing in and out of churches and schools looking for their kids.”

“Today has changed me.”

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She then shared some of her husband’s footage of “all of the babies from the shooting being taken to safety.”

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