According to the reports by Knoxville police, the fire was opened at Austin-East High School. Multiple victims were reported, including one police officer.
The scene remains active. The school is on lockdown. Students who were not involved in the shooting have been released to their families, according to Knox County Schools Superintendent Bob Thomas.
A reunification site has been established at the baseball field behind Austin-East High School near Wilson and S. Hembree. https://t.co/zmQGzwb6cO
— Knoxville Police TN (@Knoxville_PD) April 12, 2021
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 local news agencies reported that four Knoxville teenagers have been dead as a result of shootings since the beginning of the year.
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