Update: The Nashville school shooter was a 28-year-old female and a former student. Three children and three adults are dead police said after the shooting at a private Catholic grade school.
The shooter was shot dead by the police. Don Aaron of the Metro Nashville Police Department said that police are still trying to identify the shooter, “We do not know who she is.” Officials said the shooter was armed with at least two assault rifles and a handgun.
Aaron added: “We now know that there are three students who were fatally wounded as well as three adults inside the school. We are working to identify those victims. Including the shooter, a total of seven persons were killed as a result of this morning’s incident at the school.
“Three students who were shot are deceased.
“Three staff members who were shot are deceased.”
Nashville Police said: “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.”
The Nashville fire department said. “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.
“A reunification area has been established at 2100 Woodmont Blvd (Woodmont Baptist Church) for parents to meet their children who attend The Covenant School at 33 Burton Hills Blvd.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said:
“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.
“As indicated by @MNPDNashville, there is no current threat to public safety.”
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
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