high school shooting in Tennessee, several injured


Several people were hit on Monday by gunfire in a high school in Knoxville, a city in the US state of Tennessee.

“Several gunshot victims have been reported including an officer,” at Austin-East Magnet High School, police wrote on Twitter just before 4 p.m. local (8 p.m. GMT). The police urged passers-by to avoid the area.

A “tragic and very difficult” situation

A site for families to reunite has been opened in a baseball stadium adjacent to the high school, officials said in the city of 180,000 inhabitants in the south of the country. “The school was secured and the students who were not affected by the incident were left with their families,” school district official Bob Thomas said in a tweet.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee deplored a “tragic and very difficult” situation.

School shootings have been a recurring scourge in the United States since the massacre in Columbine, Colorado, in April 1999. Denouncing the “epidemic” of gun violence, President Joe Biden unveiled last week targeted measures to limit the proliferation of these weapons in the United States.


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