Shooting At a Nashville Christian Elementary School Leaves 3 Children, 3 Adults Dead

Brittany M. Hughes | March 27, 2023
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Full disclaimer: we don’t have a lot of details, because there aren’t yet many to be had. But here’s what we do know.

Three students and three adults are dead after a gunman opened fire at a Tennessee elementary school shortly after 10 a.m. Monday morning. Three students from the Covington School, a private Christian school in Nashville serving kids preschool through Grade 6, were transferred to a local hospital where they were pronounced dead on arrival. Three adults also suffered fatal wounds. 

According to a short press briefing by police around 1:30 p.m., responding officers cleared the lower level before finally discovering the gunman actively firing on the school's second floor. Police then shot and killed the shooter, a so-far unidentified woman who a PD spokesperson said “appeared to be in her teens.” The shooter's death was listed separately from the six victims who were murdered. 

The police spokesperson said the shooter “was armed with at least two assault-type rifles and a handgun.”

Nashville PD called officers’ response “swift,” saying they first received the call about an active shooter at the school at 10:13 a.m. and that the gunman was dead by 10:27. More updates are forthcoming.