Police said multiple people were shot, including an officer.
Multiple people have suffered gunshot wounds, among them a police officer, following a shooting at a Knoxville high school in Tennessee on Monday.
The officer was shot at least once and taken to the hospital, police said. Police reported that an armed gunman entered the school and fired as he was approached by police. Authorities said only that a male was deceased but added another person was detained for -further investigation.
Agents from the US Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms were en route to the scene to assist other law enforcement agencies, the bureau's Nashville office said on Twitter.
City authorities instructed families to gather at a baseball stadium near the school.More news: Police kill Black man in traffic stop near Minneapolis, protests erupt
By midafternoon, students who were not involved had been released to their families.
Mayor of Knoxville Indya Kincannon said she had met with the injured officer, saying he was "awake, conscious and in good spirits".
"He's going to be okay". I thanked him for putting his life on the line to protect students and staff at the school.
Shots were fired and one male was killed, while the officer was injured.
According to The Associated Press, those shootings did not occur in the school.More news: Biden Nominating Gabby Giffords’ Gun Control Affiliate to Head ATF
Knoxville Police posted on Facebook that officers responded to reports of a male subject who was possibly armed at the school.
Kincannon, a former Knox County Schools board president, spoke at a February news conference about the gun violence that took the lives of three Austin-East students less than three weeks apart this year.
When asked earlier this year whether other recent mass shootings in Georgia, Colorado and others gave him any concern about timing, Lee has previously said the increased penalties mean that "we in fact will be strengthening laws that would help prevent gun crimes in the future".
It said the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, a state-level department, would lead the probe into what happened.
Tennessee Governor Bill Lee has said he is monitoring the situation closely and asked for prayers.More news: Parts of Ontario Could Be Headed to Stay-at-Home Order
The shooting came just a few days after Lee signed legislation allowing most adults in the state to carry a handgun without a permit.