3 kids and 3 adults are killed by a female shooter at a school in Nashville

In the most recent act of gun violence to shock the country, a 28-year-old woman murdered three children and three staff members at a private elementary school in Nashville, Tennessee, on Monday before being fatally shot by police.

According to Nashville police spokesperson Don Aaron, the shooter entered the Christian Covenant School through a side entrance before starting fire while carrying at least two assault weapons and a handgun.

After receiving the initial emergency call at 10:00 am (1500 GMT), officers arrived on the scene within 15 minutes, confronting the shooter who retaliated before being fatally shot.

Police have identified the shooter as a 28-year-old Nashville resident who fired numerous shots as she moved through the campus, according to Aaron. At first, there was no sign of a shooting motivation.

Three adults inside the school, along with three pupils, have now been confirmed as having died, according to Aaron, who added that the adults were among the school’s 40–50 staff members.

The shooter’s identity is also being sought for the victims.

He claimed there were no other wounds.

According to Kendra Loney of the Nashville fire department, “all of the remaining kids were able to be evacuated out of the building with instructors and staff.”

We were there to assist them in preventing anyone from observing precisely what else was happening, she claimed.

We do have mental health doctors and therapists at that reunification site for both the youngsters and the families because “we are sure that they heard the pandemonium that was surrounding this,”

Over 200 preschool through grade 12 students attend the private Presbyterian school The Covenant School.

Although female shooters are relatively uncommon, school shootings are an alarmingly prevalent occurrence in the United States, where the number of firearms has increased in recent years.

The latest school massacre was referred to as “heartbreaking” by the White House, which also asked Republicans to support President Joe Biden’s request for a ban on assault rifles frequently used in mass shootings in the US.

When asked what Republicans were waiting for to “stand up and act to approve the assault weapons prohibition,” Biden’s press secretary, Karine Jean-Pierre, responded that Biden had been informed of the “heartbreaking news of another shooting of innocents.”

A number of Tennessee’s political representatives also expressed their disbelief on social media.

Senator Bill Hagerty tweeted, “Devastated and devastated over the tragic news at Covenant School.”

“I’m appreciative of police enforcement and emergency personnel for their bravery.”

First responders were thanked by Senator Marsha Blackburn, who also offered “prayer for those affected.”

Notwithstanding the public outrage after high-profile shootings like the one at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut in 2012, where 26 people, including 20 children, were slain, legislation addressing gun violence has encountered gridlock in Washington.

In Uvalde, Texas, last year, a shooter killed two teachers and 19 kids.

AFP

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