Police say they shot and killed a female suspect in a shooting at the The Covenant School this morning in Nashville, Tennessee. They report that the unidentified shooter killed three children and two adults before police arrived engaged her.
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The shooter is reported to have entered the school through a side entrance and opened fire on the second floor. A police spokesman reported that the shooter was armed with two “assault-type” rifles and a handgun.
Fromt the AP . . .
Police said the shooter appeared to be in her teens.
The Nashville victims were pronounced dead upon arrival at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital and Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Other students walked to safety Monday, holding hands as they left their school surrounded by police cars, to a nearby church to be reunited with their parents.
Police officers with rifles, heavy vests and helmets could be seen walking through the school parking lot and around the grassy perimeter of the building Monday morning. Helicopter footage from WTVF also showed the officers looking around a wooded area between the campus and a nearby road.
Today will also be remembered for a gun control advocate setting a new land speed record in hijacking a Nashville Police Department press briefing in order to push for more gun control laws literally before any of the victims’ bodies had cooled.
As we always caution in these situations, initial reports frequently contain bad or slanted information. Proceed accordingly.