Nashville Elementary School Shooting Leaves 7 Dead, Including Shooter

According to reports, a school shooting at a Nashville, Tennessee elementary school left three students and three teachers dead on Monday. The shooter, a 28-year-old woman, was also killed by police on the scene.

The female, who has yet to be identified, carried two “assault-type rifles” and a handgun. Police report that she entered The Covenant School, a private Christian school, through a side door and then climbed the stairs to the second floor where she opened fire.

Fox News reports:

Officials at the medical center say three young students were transported to Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt with gunshot wounds. All three were pronounced dead after arrival. Three more adults were also pronounced dead following the attack. All three were staff at the school.

Law enforcement is working to contact the families of victims, none of whom have been publicly identified. Police have yet to establish any connection the shooter may have had with the school.

“We are responding to an active aggressor at 33 Burton Hills Blvd Covenant School. We can confirm we have multiple patients,” the Nashville Fire Department said in a statement. “Parents coming to the school should go to 20 Burton Hills at this time, this is an active scene,” the statement continued.

The Metro Nashville PD confirmed the shooter’s death in a statement: “An active shooter event has taken place at Covenant School, Covenant Presbyterian Church, on Burton Hills Dr. The shooter was engaged by MNPD and is dead. Student reunification with parents is at Woodmont Baptist Church, 2100 Woodmont Blvd..”

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee tweeted in response to the shooting, calling for prayer. “I am closely monitoring the tragic situation at Covenant,” he said. “As we continue to respond, please join us in praying for the school, congregation & Nashville community.”

Tennessee Representative Bob Freeman also responded to the shooting, calling for “serious action.”

He said, “This is an unimaginable tragedy for the victims, all the children, families, teachers, staff and my entire community. I live around the corner from Covenant and pass by it often. I have friends who attend both church and school there. I have also visited the church in the past. It tears my heart apart to see this. I’m praying for my neighborhood, my city and my state. It is time to pull together and provide all the love and support that we can to those affected by this terrible catastrophe. It is time for serious action.”


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