News Desk: A man has been killed in a shooting at a high school in the US state of Tennessee. One policeman was injured. The news agency AFP reported this information. Police did not identify the deceased. However, local media reported that the deceased was a teenager. He was a student.
The incident took place at Austin-East Magnet High School in the state around 3:15 pm local time on Monday, AFP reported. The school is located in the city of Knoxville in the state.
One person was killed in the shooting, local television reported, citing a Knoxville police statement. A police officer was injured.
Knoxville police said they may have learned that a potential gunman was inside the school. Police rushed to the spot. Police fired shots at the gunmen as they approached. Police also fired back. One person was killed in the shooting. A Knoxville police officer was injured. He has been sent to hospital. His condition is not serious.
Police said the body of a man was recovered from the spot after the shooting. In addition, one person has been detained for questioning. Police did not provide details about the incident. However, local media reports said the dead man was a teenager. She was a student.
According to local media reports, the armed student was staying in the school toilet. He opened fire when police entered the toilet. Police also fired back. The school will be closed today, Tuesday and tomorrow, Wednesday. Classes will not be online at this time.
President Joe Biden issued several executive orders last Thursday to control firearms in the United States. On that day, he compared America’s firearms-violence to an epidemic. He said the issue has become internationally embarrassing for the United States. There have been multiple shootings in the country since Biden’s announcement.