Three children have been pronounced dead after a shooting at Covenant School in Nashville, Tennessee on Monday, according to Vanderbilt University Medical Center Spokesperson John Howser.
The Nashville Metro Police Department said in a tweet that officers had engaged the shooter and the individual was now dead. The Nashville Fire Department added that there were “multiple patients” from the event.
NEWS ALERT: At the request of District Attorney General Glenn Funk, TBI special agents and additional personnel are responding to the scene of this morning’s school shooting in Green Hills.
— Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (@TBInvestigation) March 27, 2023
Nashville police say that the school shooter was a female in her teens with two assault-style rifles and a handgun.
BREAKING: Nashville police say that the school shooter was a female in her teens with two assault-style rifles and a handgun.
Three students and three faculty members are dead along with the shooter. pic.twitter.com/8vugWacPxg
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) March 27, 2023
Three students and three faculty members are dead along with the
Freddie O’Connell, mayoral candidate for Nashville commented that “my focus is turning to supporting the impacted families and revisiting our efforts to prevent these horrifying scenarios.”
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. pic.twitter.com/vO8p9cj3vx
— Metro Nashville PD (@MNPDNashville) March 27, 2023
Special agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF) arrived at the scene to assist Metro Police with their investigation, while Tennessee Bureau of Investigation revealed later that no threat was posed to public safety.