A female shooter opened fire at a private Catholic elementary school in Nashville on Monday, killing three children and three adults, officials said. Authorities said the suspect was shot dead by police.
Authorities did not release the names or ages of the victims or the shooter, but officials said they were armed with “at least” two assault rifles and a handgun.
Authorities responded to a shooting at a Covenant school on Monday morning.
Nashville Police said in a tweet: “Shooting occurred at Covenant School of Covenant Presbyterian Church in Barton Hills Doctor.” “The shooter is involved in MNPD and is deceased.”
Convent is a private Christian school in Nashville serving preschool through sixth grade and operated by WTVF, a CBS affiliate. reportLast year, the school implemented an aggressive shooter training program, the agency reported.
A special agent from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation was also involved in the response.
“At the request of District Attorney General Glenn Funk, TBI Special Agents and additional staff are responding to the scene of the school shooting in Greenhills this morning.” murmured“As @MNPDNashville indicated, there is no current threat to public safety.”
Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee said he and state law enforcement and highway patrols are “closely monitoring the tragic situation in the Covenant” following the shootings.
“I am closely monitoring the tragic situation in Covenant and @TNDeptofSafety and @TNHighwayPatrol are supporting local law enforcement and first responders on the ground,” the governor wrote. twitter“Please join us in prayer for our schools, congregations and the Nashville community as we continue to respond.”
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