US first lady Jill Biden will attend a vigil tonight in Nashville, Tennessee, in memory of the victims of the massacre at a school in the city.

“Our children deserve better,” the wife of the US president commented on Monday, after the deadly attack launched by a 28-year-old woman at a private school.

After a trip to Ohio, the US first lady is visiting the Tennessee state capital tonight, her spokeswoman Vanessa Valdivia tweeted.

Jill Biden will attend a candlelight vigil hosted by Nashville Mayor John Cooper at a city park.

On Monday, 28-year-old Audrey Hale stormed into Covenant School, armed with two assault rifles and a handgun, killing three 9-year-old children and three adults (ages 60-61) before being shot dead by police.

The new school massacre has brought back to the fore the debate about restricting gun ownership in the US. President Joe Biden stressed that gun violence is “tearing apart the soul of the nation” and renewed his appeal to Congress to legislate a ban on assault rifles.