At least 3 children and 3 adults killed in Nashville elementary school shooting

By Aditi Sangal, Elise Hammond, Maureen Chowdhury, Zoe Sottile, Amir Vera, Meg Wagner, Veronica Rocha, Melissa Macaya and Helen Regan, CNN

Updated 7:18 a.m. ET, March 28, 2023
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1:47 p.m. ET, March 27, 2023

NOW: Officials give update on Covenant School shooting in Nashville

The Nashville Metro Police are giving an update on the shooting at the Covenant School.

Police said in a tweet earlier Monday that the shooter is dead.

1:09 p.m. ET, March 27, 2023

At least 3 children killed in Nashville school shooting, hospital tells CNN affiliates

From CNN’s Jennifer Henderson

At least three students are dead from gunshot wounds suffered at the Covenant School in Nashville, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt tells CNN affiliates, WTVFWZTV

All three of the students were pronounced dead after arrival at the hospital. 

Metropolitan Nashville Police Department confirmed the shooter was dead earlier.

1:16 p.m. ET, March 27, 2023

Tennessee governor monitoring response to shooting at Nashville school

From CNN staff

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee is monitoring the situation at the Covenant School in Nashville after an active shooting killed at least three children Monday.

The governor said in a tweet that the Tennessee Department of Safety and the Tennessee Highway Patrol are both assisting other agencies on the scene. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation also said it is helping.

"As we continue to respond, please join us in praying for the school, congregation & Nashville community," the tweet said.

The school teaches kids from preschool through 6th grade, according to its website.

See the governor's tweet:

1:19 p.m. ET, March 27, 2023

Tennessee Bureau of Investigations and other personnel are responding to the Nashville shooting

From CNN's Jennifer Henderson and Chris Boyette

Police work near the scene of a shooting in Nashville on Monday.
Police work near the scene of a shooting in Nashville on Monday. (Rachel Wegner/The Tennessean/USA Today Network)

Special agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and other personnel are responding to the Covenant School shooting in Green Hills at the request of District Attorney General Glenn Funk, according to a tweet from the agency.

The Metropolitan Nashville Police Department indicated there isn’t a current threat to public safety, the tweet added. Authorities have confirmed that the shooter is dead.

12:59 p.m. ET, March 27, 2023

The Covenant School in Nashville teaches students in preschool through 6th grade

From CNN's Eric Levenson and Jennifer Henderson

The Covenant School in Nashville, Tennessee, where police say there was an active shooting incident Monday, teaches preschool through 6th grade.

The Covenant School is a private Christian school founded in 2001 as a ministry of Covenant Presbyterian Church. It has an average enrollment of about 200 people in recent years, according to its website.

The Nashville Fire Department said there were "multiple patients" in the shooting and the gunman is dead, officials said.

12:26 p.m. ET, March 27, 2023

Multiple people hurt after active shooter incident in Nashville, fire department says

From CNN’s Jennifer Henderson and Michelle Watson

The Nashville Fire Department said that multiple people are hurt after “an active aggressor” at Covenant School, it said in a tweet.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Nashville Field Division also tweeted that special agents are responding to assist the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department with the active shooter incident.

12:19 p.m. ET, March 27, 2023

Active shooter dead at Covenant School in Nashville

From CNN’s Jennifer Henderson

The Metro Nashville Police Department tweeted it engaged with an active shooter at Covenant School, Covenant Presbyterian Church, on Burton Hills Drive and the shooter is dead.

Student reunification with parents is at Woodmont Baptist Church, 2100 Woodmont Blvd.