Authorities in Nashville have confirmed a shooting at the Covenant School, which is a private Christian elementary school for students up to the sixth grade.
Multiple people have been shot, according to the Nashville Fire Department. At least three people in addition to the shooter are dead, at least three students were shot in the attack.
Officers are telling us at least four people, including a shooter, are dead at the Covenant School at 33 Burton Hills Blvd. @WKRN
We’re on our way to the scene. pic.twitter.com/OIGhlbgPwW
— Peyton Kennedy (@peytonTVkennedy) March 27, 2023
The Metro Nashville PD confirmed the shooter had been killed in a statement.
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
“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 department wrote in a statement.
The local ATF has dispatched personnel to the scene to help out.
Reporter Hannah McDonald provided an emotional account of the incident. McDonald’s mother-in-law works in the school and just happened to step away from her desk, so was okay.
Gut-wrenching coverage of the Covenant School shooting from NewsChannel 5 Nashville, as reporter Hannah McDonald shares that her mother-in-law works at the school’s front desk and was coming back from a break when she heard gunshots coming from inside the building. pic.twitter.com/ReXd6s4qbI
— Sam Sagnella ⚡️ (@SamSagnella) March 27, 2023
We will keep you updated as this is a breaking story.
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