Tennessee police shot armed high school student after 1 officer was wounded in leg
Another school shooting led to one dead student and one police officer injured. According to official information, A Knoxville police responded to call of an armed teen inside the Austin-East Magnet High School around 3:15 p.m.
Witnesses told that unidentified student was holding a pistol, then he went to a bathroom where officers entered.
The gunman shot several times to a police officer hitting him in a leg. Returned fire led to a killing of a student.
“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,” Knoxville Police twitted.
Another alleged suspect was detained by the police, authorities said. The names of both students were not disclosed.
Police state 'multiple gunshot victims' at a high school in #Knoxville, #Tennessee— ivan (@ivan8848) April 12, 2021
The suspect being arrested after shooting at Austin-East Magnet high school in Knoxville, Tennessee pic.twitter.com/m7PJ8gRDEa
Knox County Schools Superintendent Bob Thomas expressed his condolences to all those affected by the incident.
I also want to express my gratitude to KPD and other law enforcement officers who responded quickly to this dangerous situation, and our prayers are with the KPD officer who was wounded.— Bob Thomas (@KnoxSchoolsSupt) April 13, 2021
The investigation is ongoing.
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