Female mass shooter kills six people in Nashville school
North America;United States
Another mass shooting takes place in the U.S., this time at a Nashville school. At least three children and three adults were killed on March 27. The female shooter was killed by police. She was armed with a pistol and at least two semi-automatic rifles, according to authorities. The shooting took place at the Covenant School - a private school in Nashville, Tennessee.
The suspect is a 28-year-old woman, who was killed by police, but has yet to be identified.
The former school student was wielding a pistol and two assault rifles.
Three children and three adults were killed by the shooter. Police identify victims of Nashville grade school shooting as three 9-year-old students and three adults in their 60s.
“Our children deserve better, and we stand with Nashville in prayers,” said U.S. First Lady Jill Biden.
The incident is the latest in a series of school shootings in the U.S. There have been 89 school shootings in the U.S. so far in 2023, according to the K-12 School Shooting Database. What isn’t common, though, is for the shooter to be a female.
The Covenant School held an active shooter training program last year in 2022.
U.S. President Joe Biden called on Congress to pass an assault-weapon ban.