Biden Address School Shooting
As President Joe Biden and the White House scramble to respond to the tragic shooting incident at The Covenant School in Nashville, Tennessee, the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department has revealed that the shooter was a 28-year-old woman from Nashville. This news is particularly concerning, as earlier reports had suggested that the perpetrator might have been a teenager.
BREAKING: Local law enforcement says the Nashville Christian School shooter was a 28-year-old female, former student who lived in the area. pic.twitter.com/Fxv0Ar2Hab
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) March 27, 2023
Local law enforcement said the shooter was a former student of the school who lived in the area. The shooter was killed after an encounter with police, resulting in the deaths of three adults and three students. Only one officer sustained minor injuries from cut glass while two officers out of a team of five were involved in engaging and shooting the suspect.
Nashville Police Public Affairs Director Don Aaron stated that they are currently working to identify the suspect.
“This is a church that operates a private school. There were no Metro Police personnel assigned to that school of any kind,” he added. “There is video from the school that we are viewing now to try and understand what happened,” he said.
President Biden has addressed this tragedy in a statement, saying that “we must do more to protect our children and our communities” and that “we have to have the courage to act and make sure tragedies like this never happen again”. However, many are questioning the effectiveness of the President’s words, saying that this is yet another example of the Biden Administration’s failure to address the issue of gun violence in the United States.
Meanwhile, the White House is scrambling to take action. White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre has said that the administration is “evaluating a range of potential policy options”, and that the President was “committed to taking meaningful action to reduce gun violence”.
WH press sec talking about the Nashville Christian school shooting: "How many more children have to be murdered before Republicans in Congress will step up and act to pass the assault weapons ban." pic.twitter.com/CguWt1kX0o
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) March 27, 2023
As the investigation into the shooting at The Covenant School continues, the President and the White House are under pressure to take action to prevent such tragedies from occurring in the future.
In a tragic morning, Nashville joined the dreaded, long list of communities to experience a school shooting.
My heart goes out to the families of the victims. Our entire city stands with you.
As facts continue to emerge, I thank our first responders and medical professionals.
— Mayor John Cooper (@JohnCooper4Nash) March 27, 2023