At least five people, including three children, were shot at a private Christian school in Tennessee on Monday, authorities said, adding that the shooter was killed by police.

The shooting took place at The Covenant School on Burton Hills Boulevard in Nashville, where officers «attacked» the shooter, police said.

Nashville firefighters first reported his staff responded to an “active offender” at 10:39 am CT.

«We can now confirm that 3 children and 2 adults from the school shooting were transported to our Adult Emergency Department (2 adults) and (3 children) Pediatric Emergency Department at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital,» he said. John, a spokesman for the Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Howser said. «All 5 patients have been pronounced dead.»

It was not immediately clear if the gunman is part of the five.

The names and ages of the victims and the gunman have not been released.

Shortly after police announced the shooter was dead, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation also said that «there is currently no threat to public safety.»

Students from the school, which serves preschool through sixth grade students, were being bussed to Woodmont Baptist Church, two miles away, to meet their parents.

The campus employs 33 teachers with a student to instructor ratio of 8 to 1, according to the Covenant School.

The school was founded in 2001 as a ministry of the Covenant Presbyterian Church and shares the same leadership as the church.

The shooting in Nashville on Monday follows multiple shootings on campuses across the country.

Just days ago, a 17-year-old suspect injured two administrators at a Denver high school before he was found dead.

In February, three students were shot at Michigan State University.

And in January two students were fatally shot at a charter school in Des Moines, Iowa.

This is a developing story. Please check for updates.