A shooting at Covenant School, a Christian elementary school in Nashville, Tennessee, left three children dead and three adults besides of several injured. The Nashville Police Department (MNPD) reported that the attacker was shot and killed:
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
The MNPD confirmed that the perpetrator of the shooting was a 28-year-old female who entered the school with two assault rifles and a handgun shortly before 10:30 a.m. local time.
The Covenant School teaches children up to sixth grade. The Nashville Fire Department (NFD) urged parents to come to the school for more information.
We are responding to an active aggressor at 33 Burton Hills Blvd Covenant School.
We can confirm we have multiple patients.
Parents coming to the school should go to 20 Burton Hills at this time. this is an active scene.
— Nashville Fire Dept (@NashvilleFD) March 27, 2023
Tennessee Governor Bill Lee spoke out about the tragic event:
I am closely monitoring the tragic situation at Covenant, & the @TNDeptofSafety & @TNHighwayPatrol are assisting local law enforcement & first responders at the scene.
As we continue to respond, please join us in praying for the school, congregation & Nashville community.
— Gov. Bill Lee (@GovBillLee) March 27, 2023
Nashville Mayor John Cooper called the attack on the Covenant School "tragic."
In a tragic morning, Nashville joined the dreaded, long list of communities to experience a school shooting.
My heart goes out to the families of the victims. Our entire city stands with you.
As facts continue to emerge, I thank our first responders and medical professionals.
— Mayor John Cooper (@JohnCooper4Nash) March 27, 2023