A shooting occurred on Monday afternoon at a high school in Knoxville, Tennessee, leaving at least one victim dead and a police officer injured. Law enforcement dispatched to respond to an alert that an individual was armed in the school building.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police say multiple shooting victims including an officer are reported at a Knoxville, Tennessee high school.— Jonathan Lemire (@JonLemire) April 12, 2021
Governor Bill Lee (R-TN) is awaiting more information from law enforcement on the details of the situation.
Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Bill Hagerty (R-TN) also weighed in on the situation.
I am heartbroken to hear about the shooting at Austin-East Magnet High School in Knoxville. My office has been briefed on the situation and I am praying for the community, including the officer injured in the line of duty.— Sen. Marsha Blackburn (@MarshaBlackburn) April 12, 2021
After hearing about the shooting, my heart goes out to Austin-East Magnet High School in Knoxville. My staff & I continue to monitor the situation, & will provide any assistance necessary. As parents, Chrissy & I are praying for the students, families, & the officer injured.— Senator Bill Hagerty (@SenatorHagerty) April 12, 2021
This is a developing story.