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BREAKING: Multiple People Shot – Including Police Officer – At Knoxville High School

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.

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Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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