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Three children, 2 adults killed in Nashville school shooting, suspect dead

2023-03-27T17:15:17Z

Police officers arrive at the Covenant School, Covenant Presbyterian Church, after reports of a shooting in Nashville, Tennessee, U.S. March 27, 2023. Metropolitan Nashville Police Department/Handout via REUTERS.

At least three children and two adults were killed in a shooting at a private Christian school in Nashville, Tennessee, on Monday morning. Police “engaged” the suspected attacker, leaving the suspect dead, local officials said.

The shooting happened at The Covenant School, where the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department said in a statement that the suspect was dead but did not specify what led to the death. It did not say whether the suspect was male or female.

Three children were pronounced dead after arriving at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt with gunshot wounds, John Howser, a hospital spokesperson, said in a statement.

The hospital later confirmed two adults were pronounced dead. It was not immediately clear whether the shooter was among the five dead reported by the hospital.

The Nashville Fire Department said on Twitter that it responded to the scene and there are “multiple patients.”

Students’ parents were told to gather at a nearby church.

The Covenant School, founded in 2001, is a ministry of Covenant Presbyterian Church in Nashville with about 200 students, according to the school’s website. The school serves preschool through 6th graders and held an active shooter training program in 2022, WTVF-TV reported.


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