(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — Three children and three staff members were shot and killed at a private school in Nashville, Tennessee, according to officials.
The shooting unfolded Monday morning at the Covenant School, a Christian school for students in preschool through sixth grade.
The female suspect, who appeared to be in her teens, was shot and killed by authorities in a lobby area on the second floor of the school, police said at a news conference.
No one who was shot survived, officials said.
The suspect entered the school through a side entrance and was armed with at least two assault-type rifles and a handgun, officials said. She has not yet been identified, police said.
The school has about 209 students and about 40 to 50 staff members, officials said.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee tweeted that he’s “closely monitoring the tragic situation.”
“Please join us in praying for the school, congregation & Nashville community,” Lee said.
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