Shooting: Knoxville Austin-East Magnet High School

KNOXVILLE, TN (April 21, 2021)–multiple people including a police officer have been shot at a Tennessee high school including a police officer, according to police.

The Knoxville Police Department tweeted at about 4 p.m. eastern time that multiple agencies are at the scene Monday of a shooting at Austin-East Magnet High School and that a police officer is among the shooting victims. 

Bob Thomas, Knoxville Schools superintendent, tweeted: “Knox County Schools is responding to a shooting that occurred this afternoon at Austin-East Magnet High School. We are gathering information about this tragic situation and will provide additional information as soon as possible.”

The motive is unknown,

The Knoxville police also tweeted “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.”

 

Source: Knoxville Police

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