Female shooter kills 3 children, 3 adults at Nashville school. What we know – National


A feminine shooter killed three youngsters and three adults at a Nashville elementary college on Monday earlier than being killed by police, in accordance with officers.

Speaking to reporters, Nashville police spokesperson Don Aaron mentioned that police acquired a name of a shooter at 10:13 a.m. at The Covenant College, which is a personal Presbyterian elementary college hosted by a church that holds preschool as much as sixth grade. Once they arrived, police heard capturing on the second flooring and, once they entered that stage, noticed a feminine capturing.

Officers engaged her and he or she was fatally shot by the responding officers, Aaron mentioned. He mentioned the shooter “appeared” to be in her teenagers and was armed with two assault-kind rifles and a handgun. He mentioned the shooter entered the college via the facet entrance and went from the primary flooring to the second.

On this picture from video offered by Jozen Reodica, legislation enforcement officers lead youngsters away from the scene of a capturing at The Covenant College, a personal Christian college in Nashville, Tenn., on Monday March 27, 2023. (Jozen Reodica by way of AP).

“By 10:27 a.m., the shooter was deceased,” Aaron mentioned.

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The three adults killed had been employees members, and all three deceased youngsters had gunshot wounds, he added.

The varsity has about 200 college students, and Aaron mentioned there have been 42 employees members current at the time of the capturing.

The killings come as communities across the nation are reeling from a spate of college violence, together with the bloodbath at an elementary college in Uvalde, Texas, final yr; a primary grader who shot his trainer in Virginia; and a capturing final week in Denver that wounded two directors.

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The Nashville victims had been pronounced lifeless upon arrival at the Monroe Carell Jr. Kids’s Hospital and Vanderbilt College Medical Middle.

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Law enforcement officials with rifles, heavy vests and helmets could possibly be seen strolling via the college car parking zone and across the grassy perimeter of the constructing Monday morning.

Jozen Reodica heard the police sirens and fireplace vehicles blaring from outdoors her workplace constructing close by. As her constructing was positioned beneath lockdown, she took out her cellphone and recorded the chaos.

“I assumed I’d simply see this on TV,” she mentioned. “And proper now, it’s actual.”

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The Covenant College was based as a ministry of Covenant Presbyterian Church in 2001, in accordance with the college’s web site. The varsity is positioned within the prosperous Inexperienced Hill neighbourhood simply south of downtown Nashville, located near the cities prime universities.

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