At least three students were shot and killed at a Christian elementary school in Nashville.
The shooter was killed by Metro Nashville police officers at the school.
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
Here’s more via WRKN:
At least four people are dead, including the shooter, following an “active shooter” situation at a school in Green Hills.
The Nashville Fire Department said the incident happened at Covenant School located at 33 Burton Hills Boulevard.
The fire department also said their medics are treating “multiple patients”.
Metro police reported that officers engaged the shooter, who is dead. A spokesperson with Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt confirmed to News 2’s Kendall Ashman that three children were taken to the hospital with gunshot wounds, but have died from their injuries.
Little more is known about the shooting at this point.
UPDATE: Two adults are now being reported to have been killed in addition to the three children:
BREAKING UPDATE: The Nashville Covenant School death toll is now 5. Two adults, three children.
Vanderbilt could not confirm or not if one of the adult fatalities is the shooter. @nc5
— Chris Davis NC5 (@ChrisDavisMMJ) March 27, 2023
Update: At least three children and two adults were killed in a shooting at a #Nashville school Monday morning and the shooter was killed, according to police. https://t.co/cD3SZs3gOi pic.twitter.com/LqugF5XROE
— NBC DFW (@NBCDFW) March 27, 2023
We’ll update you as soon as we know more.
UPDATE: In a press conference police just reported that the shooter was a female, possibly in her teens, armed with “two assault-type rifles” and a handgun.
They also report a total number dead of 7, which includes the shooter.
The shooter was engaged by TWO police officers from a five member team.
Press Conference on Nashville School Shooting:
-Shots heard by PD on 2nd floor.
-Shooter was a teenage female and shot and killed by 5 officers.
-She was armed with 2 assault rifles and a handgun.
-Entered school from side entrance.
-3 students, 3 teachers dead
— Moshe Schwartz (@YWNReporter) March 27, 2023
UPDATE: Fox News reporting the shooting happened in a lobby area, not a classroom.
UPDATE: Shooter is not a teenager. She’s a 28-year-old female:
TN school shooter has now been identified as a 28-year-old Nashville woman, according to police
— KNSS Radio (@knssradio) March 27, 2023
UPDATE: Chief of Police in Nashville, John Drake, said that the shooter was a student at the school at some point but he doesn’t know what year or how many years. It was also indicated that shooter was a white female, according to Fox News.
UPDATE: shooter is a white female (28) of Nashville.
She was a student at Covenant.
MNPD officers are currently at her address.
Some kids evacuated into a wood line.
MNPD says all doors were locked, not sure how she got in.
There was a car nearby. @WSMV
— Marissa Sulek (@marissa_sulek) March 27, 2023