Seven are dead as the result of a mass shooting at The Covenant School on Monday. Three of the victims have been identified as children and three are adults. The seventh, the shooter who has been identified as a 28-year-old female, was killed by police.
The shooting happened at 10:13 a.m.
According to MNPD spokesperson, Don Aaron, “Officers went to the gunfire. When they got to the second floor and saw the shooter, a female. There was a five-member unit that was on the second floor at the time. She had two assault rifles and a handgun. She entered the school through a side entrance and went from the first school to the second floor. By 10:27 a.m., the shooter was dead.”
The shooter has been identified as a Nashville woman, who is 28. Two MNPD officers who entered the building and went to the sounds of gunfire engaged the shooter on the second floor and fatally shot her.
“In a tragic morning, Nashville joined the dreaded, long list of communities to experience a school shooting,” said Nashville Mayor John Cooper. “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.”
“Today in Nashville, the lives of three children and three adults were taken in another mass shooting at a school,” said House Minority Leader Karen Camper. “This cannot continue to be normal in our country. I will continue to work as the Democratic Leader to find REAL solutions to this very REAL problem of guns being used to harm our children. Governor Lee, we must make a change now.”
A reunification site has been established at Woodmont Baptist church located at 2100 Woodmont Blvd for parents to meet their children who attend the school.