Knoxville, Tennessee,


said Monday they were responding to reports of a high school shooting, with at least multiple victims.


Several shooting victims

were reported


including a KPD officer. The investigation remains active at this time," Knoxville police said on Twitter.

Television news footage showed police and firefighters surrounding Austin-East High School in East Knoxville.

"Knox County Schools are responding to a shooting that occurred this afternoon at Austin-East Magnet High School. We are gathering information on this tragic situation and will provide additional information as soon as possible," said Knoxville Schools Superintendent Bob Thomas, on Twitter.

"The school building has been secured and the students who were not involved in the incident have been released to their families," Thomas said.

Local 10 News

reported that the school had been placed under a "strict lockdown" and that parents were told to go to the back of campus to pick up their children.

This information is being updated.

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