UPDATE: The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation reported that the suspect died in a school bathroom. Officials say the incident was a police-involved shooting at a school and not a school shooting.
The subject was pronounced dead at the scene and has since been identified as a student.
The officer who was shot was transported to a local hospital for treatment.
— Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (@TBInvestigation) April 13, 2021
Video footage reportedly taken from the scene of the shooting at Austin-East Magnet High School shows police walking a black male away in handcuffs.
BREAKING – Video shows suspect being arrested after shooting at Austin-East Magnet high school in Knoxville, Tennessee pic.twitter.com/EvVSNRktpi
— Insider Paper (@TheInsiderPaper) April 12, 2021
Journalist Matthew Keys posted on Twitter, “#BREAKING, Suspect involving in Knoxville school shooting is a minor and “in custody,” source says. Police investigating incident as possibly gang-related.”
#BREAKING: Suspect involving in Knoxville school shooting is a minor and "in custody," source says. Police investigating incident as possibly gang-related.
— Matthew Keys (@MatthewKeysLive) April 12, 2021
Black Lives Matter rioters have committed violence and looting in Minneapolis after the shooting of a black male who resisted arrest.
National File’s previous reporting on the Knoxville shooting can be found here:
A mass shooting has been reported at Austin-East Magnet High School in Knoxville, Tennessee. Reports indicate multiple injured including a police officer.
“Multiple agencies are on the scene of a shooting at Austin-East Magnet High School,” The Knoxville PD Twitter accounted reported on Monday. “Multiple gunshot victims reported, including a KPD officer. The investigation remains active at this time. Please avoid the area.”
“I want to acknowledge a very difficult and tragic situation we have happening across the state right now. Austin-East Magnet High School there was apparently a school shooting,” Lee said. “For those who are watching online or otherwise pray for that situation and for the families and the victims that might be affected by that in our state.”
Earlier this year, Syrian Muslim Ahmad Al-Issa murdered 10 white people at a King Sooper in Boulder, Colorado after complaining about “racist white people” online.