KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — UPDATE: The Knoxville Police Department officer that was shot at Austin-East Magnet High School was transported to UT Medical center.
Knoxville Mayor Indya Kincannon says that she visited with the officer who was shot, and said he’s in good spirits, and says he would rather this happen to him than to someone else.
The school building is reportedly secure, and students who were not involved in the shooting have been released to their families, according to Knox County Schools Superintendent Bob Thomas.
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) is responding to the scene as of 4:33 p.m. to assist local law enforcement. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation also has agents responding.