Tennessee School Shooting Kills 1, Wounds Police Officer

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Director David B. Rausch said at a news conference that police responded to a report of a possible gunman at Austin-East Magnet High School in Knoxville.

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Knoxville police work the scene of a shooting at Austin-East Magnet High School Monday, April 12, 2021, in Knoxville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)
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(AP) – Authorities say a student at a Tennessee high school fired at officers and was killed by police. Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Director David B. Rausch said at a news conference Monday that police responded to a report of a possible gunman at Austin-East Magnet High School in Knoxville. He says the officers encountered him in a bathroom and ordered him out but he wouldn’t comply. Rausch says that’s when he reportedly opened fire,…

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