Shooting at Nashville Christian school
Posted by: JRTyson
Date: Mar 27 2023 12:33 PM
Three children and three adults were gunned down at a private Christian school in Tennessee on Monday before the shooter was killed by police, authorities said.
The shooting unfolded at The Covenant School on Burton Hills Boulevard in Nashville where officers "engaged" the attacker, who was described by police during an afternoon news conference as a female.
The shooter was killed on the school's second floor, a spokesperson said. She had two "assault-type riles and a handgun," according to the official.
Students of the school, which serves preschool students through sixth graders, were being bused to Woodmont Baptist Church, two miles away, to be reunited with their parents.
Nashville firefighters first reported their personnel were responding to an “active aggressor” at 10:39 a.m. CT.
"We can now confirm 3 children and 2 adults from the school shooting were transported to our Adult Emergency Department (2 adults) and (3 children) to the Pediatric Emergency Department at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital," Vanderbilt University Medical Center spokesperson John Howser said. "All 5 patients have been pronounced dead."
The names and ages of the victims and the gunman have not been released. The victims were described by police as students and staff members of the school.
Shortly after police announced the shooter was dead, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation also said “there is no current threat to public safety.”