Authorities: One person dead, officer wounded in shooting confrontation at Tennessee high school

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Knoxville police are responding to a shooting at a high school

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Authorities say one person is dead and a police officer has been wounded following a shooting at a high school in the east Tennessee city of Knoxville, and the scene has since been secured.

The Knoxville Police Department tweeted that authorities were on the scene of the shooting Monday at Austin-East Magnet High School.

The online posting said a Knoxville Police Department officer was reported among the multiple victims.

Police urged people to avoid the area. Details remained sketchy and news outlets showed numerous police and emergency vehicles outside the school.