One Dead, Multiple People Injured at Knoxville School Shooting

Police reported that one person was killed and multiple people have been injured, including a police officer, in a shooting at Austin-East Magnet High School in northeast Knoxville, Tennessee on April 12 afternoon.

“One male was pronounced deceased at the scene,” Knoxville Police Department (KPD) said in a statement without elaborating further.

KPD said that the officer who was shot was transported to the University of Tennessee Medical Center “with injuries that are not expected to be life-threatening.”

A source told Knox News that the police officer, Austin-East School Resource Officer Adam Wilson, was shot in the hip and is currently undergoing surgery.

“There are no other known gunshot victims,” KPD stated, without specifying the exact number of victims.

KPD also said they arrested one male individual for further investigation.

According to KPD, they responded on a report of  a “male subject who was possibly armed in the school” at around 3:15 p.m. local time. Several law enforcement agencies were on the scene at that time.

When police approached the male subject, he opened fire, KPD said.

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office said that there is no active threat to the public.

Authorities have set up a reunification site at the baseball field behind the school for parents to connect with their children who are students of the school.

“The school building has been secured and students who were not involved in the incident have been released to their families,” Knox County Schools Superintendent Bob Thomas stated in a tweet.


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