Music Community Reacts to Nashville School Shooting

A female shooter opened fire at a private Christian school in Nashville on Monday (March 27) killing three children and three adults, according to the Tennessean.

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Authorities have not released the names or ages of the victims, but the school services preschool students through sixth graders. The woman, also not-yet-identified, entered the school with two assault rifles and a handgun and was fatally shot by Metro Nashville police officers.

“The police department response was swift,” MNPD spokesperson Don Aaron told reporters. “They heard shots coming from the second level. They immediately went to the gunfire. When the officers got to the second level, they saw a shooter, a female, who was firing. The officers engaged her. She was fatally shot by responding police officers.”

In light of the heartbreaking news, the Nashville music community has offered its condolences to the victim’s families. Find their thoughts below.

Laura Veltz

“I am terribly sorry, but, in light of today’s school shooting event in Nashville, I will not be able to participate in the Tin Pan [South] Panel at Belmont this afternoon,” Veltz wrote on her Instagram stories. “Many of my colleagues’ kids were in that building, one of whom was in my write today. I am too emotional and I have no bandwidth to think, talk or breathe about anything else.”


“Seeing news of this school shooting in Nashville…I’m heartbroken. No family should have to deal with this. How can we ensure these atrocities don’t happen??”

Carly Pearce

“Pray for Nashville. A shooting at a school has occurred. Three children dead. Praying for these babies & their families. Absolutely devastating.”

Kassi Ashton

“And this state is worried about public drag queens and who can get a marriage license?! This shit is infuriating. THIS is the real problem.”

Mickey Guyton

“I try to stay off here for my mental health but for the love of God! As a mother, I’m pissed the fuck off. Shame on every single politician ok with doing nothing as CHILDREN are getting assassinated on an everyday basis in a place that is supposed to be their safe haven.”

Nathan Followill (Kings of Leon)

“A school shooting just happened near my sons school. Multiple children dead but let’s make sure that the gunman had his 2nd Amendment rights. Fuck you Bill Lee and fuck the NRA.”

Margo Price

“4 dead so far in an elementary school shooting in Nashville this am. Can I ask you,

@GovBillLee why you passed permit less carry in 2021? Our children are dying and being shot in school but you’re more worried about drag queens than smart gun laws?

You have blood on your hands”

Sheryl Crow

“No words… The Covenant School. Our children deserve better. Praying for all affected. Tragic America.

If you are ready to assist, please pass sensible gun laws so that the children of Tennessee and America at large might attend school without risk of being gunned down.”

Chris Janson

“My heart is broken and prayers for all involved in todays horrible school shooting in Nashville.”

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