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Six Killed After Female Shooter Opens Fire At Nashville Private School

Three students and three adults are dead after an active female shooter entered Covenant School, a private Christian school in Tennessee, according to a law enforcement press conference.

The Metro Nashville Police Department “engaged” with the aggressor and reported the shooter is now dead. “We do not know who she is at this juncture,” law enforcement officials said in a Monday press conference. “We’re trying to identify her. She does appear to be in her teens.”

The suspected shooter was carrying two “assault-type rifles” and a handgun, officials said.

More than 200 students attend the elementary school with about 42 staff members working at the school district, law enforcement officials said at a press conference.

In the past week, a shooter opened fire on a Texas high school campus, killing one student while two deans in Colorado were injured after a student pulled a gun during a security check. The increasing frequency of school shootings has led to calls for more gun control, including from President Joe Biden, while many Republicans argue the solution is to arm school faculty and staff.

The Tennessee Department of Transportation has closed the area surrounding the school, according to the Tennessean. A reunification site for parents to pick up their children at the school has been established, according to the fire department.

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