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Nashville school shooting live updates: Six killed, including three children

The 28-year-old shooter who killed three students and three adults at The Covenant School in Nashville appears to have been a former student there, police said.

"At one point she was a student at that school, but unsure what year," Metro Nashville Police Department Chief John Drake said.

The chief said the families of all six victims had been notified but didn't share any identifying information.

"Right now I will refrain from saying the ages, other than to say I was literally moved to tears to see this and the kids as they were being ushered out of the building,” Drake said.

In response to the Nashville shooting, President Joe Biden said Monday that it's "heartbreaking, a family's worst nightmare."

At a White House event hosting a summit for women-owned small businesses, Biden commended the local police, who he said responded "incredibly swiftly, within minutes, to end the danger."

"We have to do more to stop gun violence. It's ripping our communities apart, ripping the soul of this nation, ripping at the very soul of the nation," Biden said. "And we have to do more to protect our schools so they aren't turned into prisons."

Biden said that the shooter had two assault weapons and a pistol and said, "I call on Congress again to pass my assault weapons ban. It's about time that we begin to make some more progress."

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