A Knoxville police “officer was struck at least one time and transported to the UT Medical Center with injuries that are not expected to be life-threatening.”
The Knoxville Police Department announced law enforcement responded to a call at Austin-East Magnet High School in Knoxville, TN, of an officer-involved shooting at 3:15 PM local time.
***I will update this post as more information comes out.
The department said:
Based on the preliminary investigation, Knoxville Police Department officers responded to Austin-East Magnet High School on the report of a male subject who was possible armed in the school. Upon approach of the subject, shots were fired.
A KPD officer was struck at least one time and transported to the UT Medical Center with injuries that are not expected to be life-threatening. One male was pronounced deceased at the scene, while another was detained for further investigation. There are no other known gunshot victims.
— Knoxville Police TN (@Knoxville_PD) April 12, 2021
The superintendent tweeted shortly after KPD received the report that they secured the school. They then released students not involved in the shooting.
The school building has been secured and students who were not involved in the incident have been released to their families.
— Bob Thomas (@KnoxSchoolsSupt) April 12, 2021
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is currently “gathering information and conducting interviews. Hopefully, agents will have an update later.
TBI agents continue to investigate what led to an officer-involved shooting inside Austin-East HS Monday afternoon.
Agents are at the scene gathering information and conducting interviews.
A media briefing will be held at 8:00 ET. We will announce the location soon. pic.twitter.com/MYd2OvGWB7
— Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (@TBInvestigation) April 12, 2021
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