Covenant School in Nashville is mourning the loss of 3 children and 3 adults after a shooter opens fire in the school.
The shooting at Covenant school in Tennessee on Monday left seven people dead, including the shooter, and prompted members of the Nashville music community to criticize state politicians over gun laws.
Republican state senator Marsha Blackburn tweeted that she and her husband Chuck were “heartbroken” by the incident, and both Cash and Crow, as well as Nashville singer-songwriter Will Hoge, reacted.
Three children and three adult staff members were murdered at the Covenant School, a private Christian school at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Nashville. The gunman, 28-year-old woman Audrey Hale, armed with “at least two assault-type rifles and a pistol,” was killed in an exchange of gunfire with officers, according to the Metro Nashville Police Department.
Metropolitan Nashville Police have released surveillance video that shows the shooter, who authorities say was armed with three firearms, shooting through glass doors, and then climbing through the openings to enter the building. The video goes on to show the suspect walking through the hallways, pointing the weapon, and looking around.
Officers got the first call of an active shooter inside Covenant school at 10:13 a.m. police spokesperson Don Aaron said, and quickly responded. The first responding officers heard gunfire coming from the second floor.
They went upstairs and approached the shooter, who “had been shooting through a window at arriving police cars,” police said in a news release. Two officers then opened fire, killing the shooter.
We pray that the family of the victims get through this tough time. Children shouldn’t have to worry about being killed at school a place where they are supposed to feel safe. Things need to change and they need to change now as this marks the 376 school shootings in the United States since the Columbine High School massacre in 1999, according to data from the Washington Post.