- Police said one student died in the shooting, and one police officer was injured, according to the AP.
Here’s what you need to know about the shooting with the latest updates.
Knoxville school cancels classes after shooting
Knox County Schools Superintendent Bob Thomas told reporters Monday that there would be counselors at the school if people need someone to talk to because of the tragedy.
- Thomas said a decision on when classes will resume will be made later.
- “We are all devastated by this tragedy,” he said, according to CNN.
Knoxville shooting suspect killed
- “Upon arrival, officers located the student inside a school restroom. TBI (Tennessee Bureau of Investigation) officials said that officers ordered the student out, but he refused to comply,” according to WVLT.
- “As officers entered the restroom, the student reportedly fired shots, striking an officer. Officials said one officer returned fire,” WVLT reports.
The student was reported dead at the scene.
- Per WBIR, officials “did not describe the incident as a school shooting, but as an officer-involved shooting that occurred inside the school after police arrived.”
How the Knoxville shooting unfolded
- Knoxville police tweeted about the incident: “Multiple agencies are on the scene of a shooting at Austin-East Magnet High School,” Knoxville police tweeted. “Multiple gunshot victims reported, including a KPD officer. The investigation remains active at this time. Please avoid the area.”
- Knoxville Vice Mayor Gwen McKenzie told WVLT: “I’m walking up to the scene now, all I can say is pray.”
Details of Knoxville shooting
School officials said the high school went into full lockdown during the shooting, according to WBIR.
- Students were asked to meet at nearby high school field behind the school.
- Parents were told to meet their children at the baseball field.
Per The Associated Press: “Details remained sketchy and news outlets showed numerous police and emergency vehicles at the scene.”
This story will be updated.