• Wed. Feb 1st, 2023

Multiple people shot at Knoxville high school

The Knoxville Police Department is currently on scene of a shooting at Austin-East Magnet High School. Police said multiple people, including a Knoxville police officer, have been shot. Photo by: Knoxville Police Department

By: Sarah Dewberry

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The Knoxville Police Department said they are on the scene of a shooting at Austin-East Magnet High School.

In a tweet, the agency said that multiple people were shot, including a Knoxville police officer.

According to the Knoxville News Sentinel, a source said the situation “is no longer active.”

In a tweet, Knox County Schools Superintendent Bob Thomas confirmed a shooting did occur, but the school had been secured, The Associated Press reported.

“The school building has been secured and students who were not involved in the incident have been released to their families,” Thomas tweeted.

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives in Nashville (ATF Nashville) said in a tweet that they were responding to the shooting and were called in to assist law enforcement partners.

Police said a reunification site has been established at the baseball field behind the high school.

Police are urging people to avoid the area.

Original Link: https://www.wcpo.com/news/national/knoxville-police-officer-multiple-others-shot-at-high-school-police-say

Reposted with permission from WCPO 9 Cincinnati.