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Sharon Stone chokes up in unfiltered message shared 'as a parent' after Nashville school shooting

The shooting in the Tennessee school left six dead

Sharon Stone at The Women's Cancer Research Fund's An Unforgettable Evening Benefit Gala 2023© Getty Images
Ahad Sanwari
Ahad Sanwari - New York
Senior WriterNew York
March 29, 2023
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Sharon Stone appeared on social media after the horrific news of a school shooting in Nashville to share an impassioned message with her followers.

On Monday, three staff members and three children were killed at the Covenant School by a 28-year-old former student, who was later fatally shot by police. 

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The victims have been identified as Evelyn Dieckhaus, Hallie Scruggs, and William Kinney, all aged nine, along with Mike Hill, 61, Cynthia Peak, 61, and Katherine Koonce, 60.

"I just saw the bodycam footage of the police officers at the Nashville school shooting," Sharon started in her home video, then going on to thank them for their "swift response and courage."

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"Any person, certainly as any parent watching that must feel the same desperation and horror that I feel being an American, one of the few countries that still has not banned assault weapons to the general public."

She went on to place the blame for these crimes on "an ego-driven, arrogant part of ourselves" while making a plea for those listening to "do better." 

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Sharon spoke up post the Nashville school shooting

"We have to do better, we have to be better," Sharon stated. "How many children have died this year? Yes, it's from mental illness. And yes, it's from the evil of our own egos.

"Come on. Be bigger than you are, and be smaller than you think you are. Thank you."

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The 65-year-old was inundated with words of support such as: "We have to be better for now and the future. Our lives depend on it," one of her followers wrote, while others thanked her for speaking her mind.

The Basic Instinct star is a mom to three adopted sons, those being Roan, 22, Laird, 17, and Quinn, 16, and has frequently spoken on political matters that pertain to her ideology as a parent.

sharon stone with her son roan© Getty Images
The actress has always had strong opinions as a mother

Sharon recently also discussed the ways in which misogyny and her status as a Hollywood sex symbol — especially her most iconic role in Basic Instinct — was used against her during a custody battle for Roan back in 2004.

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