One Person Dead, Police Officer Injured in Shooting at Tennessee High School

One person was killed and a police officer was injured Monday during a shooting at a high school in Tennessee, authorities said.

Gunfire erupted after officers in Knoxville responded to a report of an armed person at Austin-East Magnet High School on Monday afternoon, the city’s police department said in a statement.

It wasn’t clear if the person, described as a male, was a student, but when officers approached him “shots were fired,” the statement said. The person was killed and a Knoxville police officer was struck at least once, suffering what the department said were non-life threatening injuries.

A second person was detained for further investigation, authorities said.

The department did not immediately identify anyone involved in the incident.

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SOURCE: NBC News, Tim Stelloh

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