Multiple people have been shot, including a Knoxville police officer, at Austin-East High School Monday afternoon, the Knoxville Police Department posted on its Twitter account.
Two sources with knowledge of the situation who are not authorized to speak about it also told Knox News the shooting had occurred. One source said the situation is no longer “active.”
Police and emergency workers flooded the neighborhood around 3 p.m., and have blocked off access to the school and parts of the neighborhood.
The school has been locked down, according to Knox County Schools spokeswoman Carly Harrington.