In an extremely unusual twist, the shooter was a 28-year-old woman. (I can’t think of a single similar incident in which the shooter was a woman, although I can recall one in California a few years ago in which one of the pair of shooters was female).
The shooter who killed six at a Nashville private school on Monday morning was a 28-year-old woman, according to police. Authorities previously said she appeared to be a teenager.
“3 students & 3 adult staff members from Covenant School were fatally shot by the active shooter, who has now been identified as a 28-year-old Nashville woman,” police said in a tweet.
In a news conference earlier, a spokesperson for the police department had said the deceased shooter appeared to be a teenager.
The woman has still not been identified by name. Police have not shared a possible motive for the shooting or identified a connection between the woman and the school.
The police killed the shooter, although it’s apparently become the journalistic norm that the shooter can’t be counted among the victims of gun violence.
I was going to make some snarky comment about drag queen story hour, but I’m just too dispirited to say anything more about this increasingly disgusting country.