Breaking: Police report ‘multiple’ gunshot victims, including officer, at Knoxville high school

Police in Knoxville, Tennessee, say “multiple” victims have been shot, including a Knoxville Police Department officer, at Austin-East Magnet High School.

What are the details?

The Knoxville Police Department tweeted Monday afternoon, “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.”

“I’m walking up to the scene now,” Vice Mayor Gwen McKenzie told WVLT-TV, adding, “All I can say is pray.”

Knox County Schools Superintendent Bob Thomas tweeted, “The school building has been secured and students who were not involved in the incident have been released to their families.”

This is a developing story that will be updated as more information becomes available.

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