Natasha Knotts told The Associated Press that Michael Brandon Hill lived with her and her husband for a time when he was in his late teens. She says she served as a mother figure for Hill in after he started coming to the small church where she and her husband are pastors.
Also on Wednesday, police gave more details about the ordeal and what led up to it. Before going to the school, investigators say that Hill took a photo of himself with an AK 47-style rifle and packed up nearly 500 rounds of ammunition — enough to shoot more than half the school’s students.
Police said Hill got the gun from an acquaintance, but it’s not clear if he stole it or had permission to take it.
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