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Multiple People, Including a Police Officer, Have Been Shot at Knoxville High School — What to Know


Multiple people have been shot at a high school in Knoxville, Tennessee, police say. Knoxville police say that based on their initial investigation, officers responded to a report of a “male subject” possibly armed.

“Upon approach of the subject, shots were fired,” they said.

One of the officers was struck at least once, and taken to the UT Medical Center. He is expected to survive.

The “male subject” in question died.

A source, who was not authorized to talk about the incident at Austin-East Magnet High School, told Knox News that the situation was not “active” anymore.

Cops said a reunification site was set up at the baseball field behind the school.

Law&Crime left a message at Austin-East. We also reached out to a Knox County Schools spokesperson, who pointed us toward a statement from Superintendent Bob Thomas.

“Knox County Schools is responding to a shooting that occurred this afternoon at Austin-East Magnet High School,” he said on Twitter. “We are gathering information about this tragic situation and will provide additional information as soon as possible. The school building has been secured and students who were not involved in the incident have been released to their families.”

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is also investigating.

It is unclear how the shooting precisely happened.

Update – 6:31 p.m.: We added more information about the incident.

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