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One person is dead, one person detained, and an officer shot with non-life-threatening injuries after an incident at a high school in Knoxville, Tennessee.
The Knoxville Police Department responded to reports of a shooting at Austin-East Magnet High School on Monday, saying on Twitter, that “multiple gunshot victims” were reported.
Knoxville PD issued a statement hours after the incident saying that officers responded to reports of an armed male subject at the high school. Once on scene, one KPD officer was struck and is in the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
One person was killed, the department said in its statement, and another person was detained for questioning. KPD said there were no other known gunshot victims and that the high school was secured.
— Grace King WBIR (@gracelking) April 12, 2021
The Tennessee Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations are assisting local authorities with their investigation into the shooting.
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