A Knoxville police officer one of several shooting victims at high school in Tennessee.
The incident, which took place on Monday afternoon at Austin-East Magnet High School at 2800 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, has left several victims in unknown condition.
Knox County School officials reported to WBIR that the school was locked down but that students not involved in the incident have been released to their families.
“The investigation remains active at this time. Please avoid the area,” Knoxville Police tweeted.
Multiple agencies are on the scene of a shooting at Austin-East Magnet High School. Multiple gunshot victims reported, including a KPD officer. The investigation remains active at this time. Please avoid the area. pic.twitter.com/ViQirnQSpx— Knoxville Police TN (@Knoxville_PD) April 12, 2021
The school -located near a high-crime area of Knoxville- has made headlines in the past few months due to the number of current and/or former students killed by gun crime in the past few months.
Victims in the previous shootings include Janaria Muhammad and Justin Taylor were 15 years old when they died, while Stanley Freeman Jr. was 16. All three were students at Austin-East High School.
The fourth individual, Jamarion Gillette, was 15, but had transferred to another school in the fall of 2020.
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