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