Knoxville, TX – Multiple people, including a police officer, were shot at a Tennessee high school on Monday afternoon and the scene is still active.
Multiple law enforcement agencies responded to Austin-East Magnet High School just after 3 p.m. on April 12 for reports of the shooting, WATE reported.
Knoxville police said the scene remained active and asked the public to avoid the area.
Knox County Schools Superintendent Bob Thomas called the scene a “tragic situation” and announced the building had been secured, the Associated Press reported.
“The school building has been secured and students who were not involved in the incident have been released to their families,” Thomas said.
Parents were instructed to pick up their children at the baseball field near Wilson and South Hembree, WATE reported.
“I’m walking up to the scene now, all I can say is pray,” Knoxville Vice Mayor Gwen McKenzie told WVLT as she approached the area where multiple people were shot.
The officer was transported to University of Tennessee Medical Center.
No information on the officer’s condition, nor that of any of the other victims, has been released.
A source told the Knoxville News Sentinel the the one student and the school resource officer had been shot, but officials have not confirmed any details.
One person has been detained, according to the source.
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
— Austin Martin (@AMartinNews) April 12, 2021
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police say multiple shooting victims including an officer are reported at a Knoxville, Tennessee high school.
— Jonathan Lemire (@JonLemire) April 12, 2021
Unconfirmed video shows police arresting suspect in Austin-East Magnet High School shooting in Knoxville pic.twitter.com/wOzML4SYh9
— BreakinNewz (@BreakinNewz01) April 12, 2021
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