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Mon Apr 12, 2021, 05:17 PM

Austin-East Magnet School Shooting: Police Responding to Reports of 'Multiple Gunshot Victims'

Source: Newsweek

Knoxville, Tennessee, police officers are responding to an Austin-East Magnet High School shooting after it was reported that "multiple" people had been wounded.

The Knoxville Police Department confirmed on Twitter that it received reports there were multiple gunshot victims at the school. One of those victims is a police officer, and an investigation is ongoing. For the time being, the police department is asking that people avoid the area.

[Looks like they caught the shooter alive.]

Read more: https://www.newsweek.com/austin-east-magnet-school-shooting-police-responding-reports-multiple-gunshot-victims-1583050

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MosheFeingold Apr 12 OP
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Response to MosheFeingold (Original post)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 05:41 PM

1. Another Shooting Being Reported Near To This One

Supposedly a separate incident. A drive-by shooting about 1 mile away.

So hard to keep track of all these shootings. America!

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Response to MosheFeingold (Original post)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 06:09 PM

3. If We Have The Flag At Half-Staff For Every Mass Shooting

It'll never fly at the peak again.

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Response to MosheFeingold (Original post)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 06:52 PM

4. Murica is openin' again. Openin' fire on school kids.

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Response to MosheFeingold (Original post)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 07:12 PM

5. More at the Knoxville News Sentinel below

https://www.knoxnews.com/story/news/crime/2021/04/12/police-respond-reports-shooting-near-austin-east-high-school/7194244002/

A teenage boy was killed and a police officer wounded Monday afternoon in a shooting at Austin-East Magnet High School in Knoxville, police and sources told Knox News.

The Knoxville Police Department confirmed the fatality in an emailed statement, and confirmed the shooting without details on its Twitter account. The shooting occurred at about 3:15 p.m. A medical examiner's vehicle left the school about 5 p.m.

One source with direct knowledge of the incident who was not authorized to speak told Knox News the wounded police officer is the Austin-East school resource officer. He was shot in the hip, the source told Knox News.

The source also said one person was detained.

Knox County Schools Superintendent Bob Thomas tweeted at 4:20 p.m. that the school had been secured.

Austin-East will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday, according to Board of Education member Evetty Satterfield. Classes will not be held online, either.

Neither police nor school officials had taken questions from reporters, or confirmed the number of people shot or their conditions, as of 6:45 p.m. Monday. A press conference was scheduled for 8 p.m.

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Response to MosheFeingold (Original post)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 08:41 PM

6. I just sped through "updates" on the CNN site, and they relay that:

-report of person in school with a gun
-that person cornered in restroom and refused to exit, officer enters and person shoots, striking officer. Police return fire, kill person-with-gun
-person-with-gun was a student of the school.

Maybe this squares some of the earlier vagueness and lack of information?

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Tue Apr 13, 2021, 02:52 AM

7. Student shot dead at US high school after police say he fired on them

Dan Whitcomb

April 13 2021 06:53 AM

Police shot and killed a Knoxville, Tennessee, high school student on Monday after they said he opened fire on them in a campus bathroom, wounding an officer.

The gunfire, which erupted at about 3:15 p.m. at Austin-East Magnet High School on the east side of Knoxville, marked the latest in a rash of shootings in the United States since mid-March.

The wounded police officer was struck by a round in the upper leg and was in serious condition following surgery at the University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville police officials said. He was expected to survive.

"He is conscious and in good spirits. ... He's going to be OK. I thanked him for putting his life on the line to protect students and staff at the school. He said he'd rather be hurt than anybody else," Mayor Indya Kincannon told CBS News.

Knoxville police said they responded to Austin-East after getting reports of a gunman at the school and found the suspect in a bathroom.

More:
https://www.independent.ie/world-news/north-america/student-shot-dead-at-us-high-school-after-police-say-he-fired-on-them-40307164.html

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