The confrontation began when a man showed up at the veterans home in the morning with a rifle and exchanged gunfire with a sheriff's deputy, before crashing an employee farewell party and taking hostages.
The Tennessee school¡¯s mascot is the Rebels and a mural painted in its gym depicted vanquished mascots from rival schools.
Mar 7, 2018
Eli Rosenberg is a reporter on The Washington Post's General Assignment team. A native of California, he lived in New York City for 10 years, where he worked at the New York Times and the New York Daily News.