Thursday, August 21, 2008

BREAKING: One wounded in Knoxville school shooting

From the Knoxville News-Sentinel (click on link for updates):

"Knoxville police are investigating a shooting at Central High School this morning. The shooting was reported about 8:10 a.m. in the school cafeteria. Initial reports were that one student shot another after taking a gun from his backpack. He then walked out of the school at 5321 Jacksboro Pike.

"He was taken into custody about 8;20 a.m. in the 800 block of Doughty Drive, according to Knox County Sheriff's Office Capt. Mike Duncan. Residents in the neighborhood said the suspect was just walking down the street when he was arrested about three blocks from the school. The Sheriff's Office has blocked Essary Road in front of the school.

"The school is in lockdown, but officials are preparing to let parents come to pick up their children, Duncan said. Parents are driving around a perimeter established by law enforcement, waiting until access to the school is restored. Residents are in their yards, sidewalks and in the street immediately surrounding the school."

PRAY for the victim and the students of Central High in Knoxville.

UPDATE at 11:14am ET: The victim of the shooting has since died. Reports indicate that the shooter knew the victim. PRAY for the victim's family, friends, and classmates.

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