(ConcernedPatriot.com) – Police spokesperson Don Aaron revealed during a press conference that the dead include the shooter, three staff members, and three youngsters.
In responding to the incident, one police officer was hurt by broken glass, according to the police. The shooter was located on the second level of the school when two officers who had just entered the facility moved in that direction after hearing shots being fired and fatally shot her.
Two “assault-type” rifles and at least one pistol in the suspect’s possession have been found at the site. The shooter’s identity and motive are under current investigation.
Update on Nashville Christian school shooting that left multiple people dead:
“Shooter is a female, she appears to be in her teens … she was armed with at least two assault-type rifles and a handgun.”
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) March 27, 2023
Peyton Kennedy, a reporter for Nashville’s WSMV4 News, posted a photo showing pupils being led out of the building.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) is participating in the investigation, according to reports.
The Covenant School in Nashville, where the incident took place, is a private Christian school for students in pre-school through the sixth grade, when students are roughly 11 or 12 years old.
There are about 200 pupils enrolled at the school, according to its website. According to local media, it started an “active shooter” program in 2022.
Nashville Mayor John Cooper said that Nashville has “entered the feared, long list of places to experience a school shooting.”
Mr. Cooper continued, “My heart goes out to the victims’ families. “Our whole city is behind you.”
Data gathered by Education Week shows that 12 school shootings in the US from March 2023 to March 23 resulted in fatalities or injuries.
According to FBI data, only one of the 61 mass shootings in 2021—the most recent year for which data is available—involved a female suspect. Only 13 of the 345 instances between 2000 and 2019 included female shooters.
Three children and three adults were killed during a mass shooting at a private Christian elementary school in Nashville on Monday, according to local officials, and the shooter also died after a confrontation with police. pic.twitter.com/dOXhQdQiRk
— Forbes (@Forbes) March 27, 2023
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