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One Dead, One Officer Injured in Shooting at Tennessee High School

One Dead, One Officer Injured in Shooting at Tennessee High School

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.

The superintendent tweeted shortly after KPD received the report that they secured the school. They then released students not involved in the shooting.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is currently “gathering information and conducting interviews. Hopefully, agents will have an update later.


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chrisboltssr | April 12, 2021 at 7:45 pm

But I thought if Biden was elected America would become a better, kinder place!

    thetaqjr in reply to chrisboltssr. | April 12, 2021 at 10:11 pm

    verything Congress passes,

    “A bitter, cindered place …

    better that it be cindered than destroyed by de Toqueville’s notion majority rule.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to chrisboltssr. | April 12, 2021 at 10:33 pm

    This school is in a street named for MLK, 87% minority, math proficiency under 5%.

      The Friendly Grizzly in reply to JusticeDelivered. | April 12, 2021 at 11:02 pm

      I note it’s a magnet school. To pick up what, exactly?

        Probably 8-10k per kid.

        JusticeDelivered in reply to The Friendly Grizzly. | April 13, 2021 at 7:13 am

        Does that mean the school ‘s purpose to to attract all the want to be gangsta duds?

          The Friendly Grizzly in reply to JusticeDelivered. | April 13, 2021 at 8:02 am

          Maybe the place just sucks.

          Grizz, In that part of town, yeah.

          I don’t know this particular school. It is more common than I would like, but some places with some version of school choice have trouble eliminating schools abusing the system. It happens that sometimes school receive XX amount of money per kid (my school gets about 8.5K per kid) and funnel that money into paychecks for relatives, contractor work to relatives to “fix up” the school, other contracts to provide for the school, etc.

          The state won’t know they are being robbed until somebody (usually the local public school who was trying to pull a version of the same scam) reports the abusing school and the state takes the time to investigate.

Morning Sunshine | April 12, 2021 at 8:29 pm

seems to me that we have had more shootings in the last 4 months – coincidentally, the same 4 months Xiden has been in office – than we have the last 4 YEARS. Am I wrong?

    henrybowman in reply to Morning Sunshine. | April 12, 2021 at 10:54 pm

    Whenever a Democrat gun ban bill is in the hopper, shootings mysteriously peak.
    Tinfoil hat? Maybe, but explain this sort of thing.
    The article doesn’t mention that the FBI was present in person, watching the perp, knowing full well what he planned, and did nothing to stop him.

    The FBI knew in advance the Pulse Nightclub shooter (Omar Mateen) and were tipped off by the local sheriff. The FBI knew in advance the San Bernardino Terrorists (Tashfeen Malik). The FBI knew in advance the Boston Marathon Bombers (the Tsarnaev brothers) tipped off by Russians. The FBI knew in advance the Garland, Texas, shooters (Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi). The FBI knew in advance of the Parkland High School shooter (Nikolas Cruz). The FBI knew in advance of the Fort Hood shooter (Nidal Hasan), and now the FBI knew in advance of Ahmad al-Aliwi Alissa.

    Anyone notice a pattern?

    Were there actually more shootings, or just more news reports about shootings?

I’m happy to hear that the leo will survive, at least.

Making the case for teachers to carry guns, one shooting at a time.

As with any other horrific event like this, the Communist politicians and their toadies in the media won’t allow us to mourn and come together as a nation. Get ready for the white supremacist / gun control / Trumpkin insurrection opportunism to drive us apart even more.

    Last night I noted a reference to the shooting happening just after the Governor signed “Constitutional Carry” into statute with an effective date in July IIRC. What that has to do with a school shooting was not offered in way of explanation (of course).

Halcyon Daze | April 12, 2021 at 9:22 pm

Shootings? It is an intentional discharge of a firearm. Until the media calls a spade a spade they’ll continue to be ignored. Buttheads.

The Friendly Grizzly | April 12, 2021 at 9:32 pm

Black male. MLK street. I’m shocked.

why was the ATF on the scene?

JusticeDelivered | April 12, 2021 at 10:40 pm

Another punk on the Thugvon path. Thugvon was trying to get a gun, there were indications that dad may have been involved.

amatuerwrangler | April 13, 2021 at 11:06 am

Another news outlet (CBS-local there) informed us that the magnet school is oriented to the “performing arts” and has about 650 students and 150 teachers and support staff. It also added that 4 other students of this school had been shot dead so far this year. It did not give any info on these events, such as at the school or elsewhere, or about the circumstances surrounding said shootings. It seems high for what one might imagine the general nature of “performing arts”-types might be.

Then I realized that rap is often included in “performing arts”, and it did not seem so strange any more.