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Nashville School Shooting Situation Report #1


· Earlier today, Metro Nashville Police responded to the Covenant School at the Covenant Presbyterian Church on Burton Hills Drive for a reported active shooter.

· Two Metro Nashville police officer immediately entered the school and engaged the shooter and fatally shot the suspect.

· The suspect was a 28-year-old Nashville woman:

o The suspect gained access by shooting at one of the doors.

o The suspect was armed with a rifle and a handgun.

o The suspect was a former student of the school but had no criminal history.

o Police have determined that the suspect had a map and photographs of the school.

· A total of three school staff and three students were killed, they have been identified as:

o Cynthia Peak (60 years old)

o Katherine Koonce (60 years old)

o Mike Hill (61 years old)

o Evelyn Dieckhaus (9 years old)

o Hallie Scruggs (9 years old)

o William Kinney (9 years old)

· Metro Nashville Schools locked down several schools in the Green Hills area as a precaution.

· A student reunification center has been established.

· The State of Tennessee is monitoring the situation and the Tennessee Department of Safety, and the Highway Patrol are assisting local first responders.


· 5pm Nashville Press Conference

· Metro Nashville Police Twitter Page

· Nashville Fire Department Twitter Page

· Metro Schools Twitter Page

· Tennessee Emergency Management Agency Twitter Page

Nashville School Shooting Situation Report #1
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