Shooting at Tennessee high school leaves 1 dead, officer injured

One person died and a police officer was shot at Austin-East Magnet High School in Knoxville, Tennessee, police said. Authorities are gathering more information.
1:25 | 04/12/21

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Transcript for Shooting at Tennessee high school leaves 1 dead, officer injured
And as I mentioned off the top tonight, there is another scene unfolding at this hour, another deadly school shooting. This time, at a high school in Knoxville, Tennessee. Multiple gunshot victims including a city police officer. The school and surrounding area for a time placed on lockdown. And tonight, federal authorities are on the scene. And here's ABC's Victor Oquendo. Reporter: Tonight, federal authorities are on the scene in Knoxville, investigating a school shooting that left at least one person dead. Police responding to reports of an armed individual inside Austin east magnet high school in Knoxville just after 3:00 P.M. Shots were fired as they approached. We are not sure exactly how many victims. There are, we do know that multiple people have been shot, including a KPD officer. Reporter: That officer shot at least once and taken to the hospital. The mayor telling our station WATE that that officer is conscious and alert. Authorities evacuating the school and locking down the surrounding area. One male pronounced dead at the scene, another male detained for further investigation. The governor reacting during a scheduled news conference late today. Pray for that situation, for the families and victims who might be affected in our state. Reporter: This school is no stranger to gun violence. Four teenagers who attended Austin east have been shot and killed in just the last few months. This community is shaken tonight. A family member of one of those killed saying they've suffered enough. David? All right, Victor, thank you. Now to the coronavirus here

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