Multiple Shooting Victims Reported At Knoxville, Tennessee High School, Police Say
Multiple shooting victims were reported at a Knoxville, Tennessee, high school Monday, the city’s police department said.
Among the casualties was a police officer who was wounded, according to the Knoxville Police Department (KPD). The shooting occurred at Austin-East Memorial School.
Multiple agencies are on the scene of a shooting at Austin-East Magnet High School. Multiple gunshot victims reported, including a KPD officer. The investigation remains active at this time. Please avoid the area. pic.twitter.com/ViQirnQSpx
— Knoxville Police TN (@Knoxville_PD) April 12, 2021
Knox County Schools Superintendent Bob Thomas confirmed the shooting in a tweet Monday afternoon, but added that the building was secure.
“The school building has been secured and students who were not involved in the incident have been released to their families,” he said, adding that officials were investigating the “tragic situation” and that they would provide additional information as they learned it.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation also tweeted that it was responding to the incident, adding that it would also provide updates as they came.
KPD urged people to avoid the area.
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