Authorities in the area said that a 28-year-old woman fatally shot three adults and three students at a private Christian school in Nashville, Tennessee before she in turn was shot and killed by police.
Metro Nashville Police spokesperson Don Aaron said the unidentified shooter entered the Covenant School via a side door and was heavily armed with at least two assault-style rifles and a handgun. She fired multiple shots on the first and second floors prior to being killed by police on the second floor, Aaron said.
The first call on the shooting came in at 10:13 AM. The shooter was dead at 10:27 AM, he added.
At an event in Washington on Monday, First Lady Jill Biden spoke about the shooting.
“While you’ve been in this room, I don’t know whether you’ve been on your phones, but we just learned about another shooting in Tennessee — a school shooting — and I am truly without words,” she told the audience.
“And our children deserve better. And we stand, all of us, we stand with Nashville in prayer,” she said.
Coverage of this story is ongoing. This is the third school shooting of the year in the US.