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Nashville School Shooting: Woman Allegedly Kills Six Including Children

According to authorities, a female assailant armed with rifles shot and murdered three children and three adults at a Christian elementary school in Nashville, Tennessee, on Monday, the latest tragic school shooting involving weapons at a school in the United States.

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According to authorities, a female assailant armed with rifles shot and allegedly murdered three children and three adults at a Christian elementary school in Nashville, Tennessee, on Monday, the latest tragic school shooting involving weapons at a school in the United States.
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Nashville School Mass Shooting

As per Metro Nashville Police, the suspected gunwoman, who was slain by police, was a 28-year-old white woman from Nashville who was a previous student at the Covenant School. According to police spokesperson Don Aaron, the shooter had two rifles and at least one handgun. She entered the school by a side door and walked through the first and second levels.

According to Police Chief John Drake, a car discovered near the school provided detectives with indications regarding the identity of the suspected gunman, and law enforcement officers visited the suspect's residence.

Evelyn Dieckhaus, Hallie Scruggs, and William Kinney, all 9 years old, were among those killed, as were Cynthia Peak, 61, Katherine Koonce, 60, and Mike Hill, 61.

The initial report regarding the shooting came in at 10:13 a.m. local time, and the shooter was dead by 10:27 a.m. A police officer was hurt.

Jason Silva, an assistant professor in William Paterson University's criminal justice department, stated that a female gunman in a mass casualty incident is unusual. According to Statista statistics, women have conducted only 2 percent of mass shootings since 1982. The suspect in the Covenant School shooting is an oddity, according to Silva, because female shooters are more prone to target workplaces.

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The growing incidence of school shootings in the United States has fueled calls for an assault weapons ban. In May, 19 pupils and two teachers were slain at a Uvalde, Texas, elementary school, the bloodiest incident since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012, which killed 20 first-graders and six instructors.

A shooter murdered three people and wounded five others on the Michigan State University campus in East Lansing last month.

Following the attack, US President Joseph Biden called on Congress to prohibit assault rifles and take more actions to combat gun violence.

On Monday, the president expressed his concerns about the issue of gun violence and emphasized the need for taking more preventive measures to address it. He further added that the current situation is having a negative impact on communities and the country as a whole. Moreover, he also highlighted the importance of securing our schools and preventing them from becoming confinement centers.

Police officers in Nashville with rifles, thick vests, and helmets were spotted going around the school parking lot and around the grassy perimeter of the facility Monday morning.

The Covenant School is a private Christian school in Nashville that serves students in preschool through sixth grade. It has around 200 students and a staff of approximately 50 people.


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