The Nashville Fire Department tried to provide life-saving efforts during Monday’s shooting incident at Covenant School, Covenant Presbyterian Church, authorities said Monday during a news conference.
“Our crews were able to be on scene to pull out those that had viable signs of life. Those that were still showing the option to be saved,” Nashville Fire Department’s Kendra Loney said.
A reunification site was set up soon after with “mental health specialists and professionals” for the families and students, Loney added.
On a typical day, there’s about 200 students and about 40 to 50 staff members inside the school, Don Aaron with the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department said.
It’s unclear how many people were in the school Monday.
“There is video from the school that we are viewing now to try to learn exactly how all of this happened,” Aaron said.
Officials said another update on the incident is expected sometime soon. Aaron said they’d tweet when the next update is expected.