At least three children were killed after a shooting at a Tennessee Christian school Monday, officials said, adding that the gunman was killed by police.
The “active shooter” incident occurred at The Covenant School on Burton Hills Boulevard in Nashville when officers “attacked” the assailant, police said.
Three “pediatric patients were transported to Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital in Vanderbilt, all with gunshot wounds,” said Vanderbilt University Medical Center spokesman John Howser. “All three were pronounced dead upon 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 that “there is currently no threat to public safety.”
Students at the school, which serves preschool through sixth graders, were bussed to Woodmont Baptist Church, two miles from campus, to be reunited with their parents.
The campus employs 33 teachers with an 8-to-1 student-to-instructor ratio, according to The Association.
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