Once more, an American school has become a crime scene.

Reports out of Nashville indicate that three children and three adults have been killed inside Covenant School, a private, Christian institution that educates kindergarten through sixth grade students.

At this point, there are few answers to the countless questions we all have concerning a tragedy of this type. Nashville Police indicate the shooter was a 28-year-old female. She was shot and killed by police.

According to the school’s website, “The Covenant School is a ministry of Covenant Presbyterian Church, created to assist Christian parents and the Church by providing an exceptional academic experience founded upon and informed by the Word of God.”

That evil lurks everywhere, including inside the assumed safe enclave of a Christian school is something we all know – but it’s nevertheless shocking, heartbreaking and maddening, and all at once.

What motivated this attack? What has been going on in the life of this young woman who has now devastated countless lives and cut short the hopes and dreams of these victims?

The pain and anguish washing over the families of these fatally wounded victims are incomprehensible.

At this point, let’s join the community and countless others praying for comfort in the chaos. Evil is very real and we never know when it might strike. We do know “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit” (Psalm 34:18).