One Person Dead, Police Officer Injured in Shooting at Tennessee High School, Police Say

Brittany Bernstein
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A shooting at a high school in Tennessee left one person dead and a police officer injured on Monday, authorities said.

Law enforcement responded to a report of a potentially armed male suspect at Austin-East Magnet High School around 3:15 p.m., according to a tweet from the Knoxville Police Department. When officers approached the subject, shots were fired.

A Knoxville police officer was stricken and taken to the UT Medical Center with injuries “that are not expected to be life-threatening,” police said.

“One male was pronounced deceased at the scene, while another was detained for further investigation,” the statement said.

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Earlier on Monday police said in a tweet that “multiple agencies are on the scene of a shooting at Austin-East Magnet.”

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The superintendent of Knox County Schools, Bob Thomas, confirmed in a tweet that the district was responding to a shooting that occurred this afternoon.

“We are gathering information about this tragic situation,” Thomas wrote.

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The school building has been secured and students who were not involved in the incident have been released to their families, he added.

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