KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (KLKN) — A shooting unfolded at a Tennessee high school Monday afternoon, according to the Knoxville Police Department (KPD).
KPD says multiple gunshot victims have been reported, including one police officer. Several law enforcement agencies are on the scene.
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. pic.twitter.com/ViQirnQSpx
— Knoxville Police TN (@Knoxville_PD) April 12, 2021
According to a tweet by Knox County Schools Superintendent Bob Thomas, the building has been secured.
Officers have set up a secure site at a baseball field behind the school where parents can pick up their kids.
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.
— Bob Thomas (@KnoxSchoolsSupt) April 12, 2021
The investigation is still active.
This is a developing story and we’ll keep you updated as new details are released.