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Covenant school shooting kills 3 children and gunman in Nashville

At least three children died after gunfire erupted at a Christian school in Tennessee on Monday, officials said, adding the shooter was killed by police.

The shooting took place at Covenant School on Burton Hills Boulevard in Nashville, where officers “engaged” the assailant, police said.

Nashville firefighters first reported their staff were responding to an “active aggressor” at 10:39 CT.

Three “pediatric patients were transported to Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital in Vanderbilt, all with gunshot wounds,” Vanderbilt University Medical Center spokesman John Howser said. “All three were pronounced dead after arrival.”

The names and ages of the victims and the shooter have not been released.

Shortly after police announced the shooter was dead, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation also said “there is currently no threat to public safety.”

Students at the school, which serves students in kindergarten through sixth grade, were bused to Woodmont Baptist Church, two miles from campus, to reunite with their parents.

The campus employs 33 teachers with a student-to-instructor ratio of 8 to 1, according to The Covenant School.

This is a developing story. Please check for updates.


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