(PatriotWise.com)- This week another tragic mass shooting unfolded at Austin-East Magnet High School in Knoxville, Tennessee. Reports suggest that one student was killed in a shootout and a police officer was also injured in the incident.
It’s another concerning tragedy that Democrats are almost certain to use in an effort to push their radical anti-Second Amendment agenda.
The details of the incident are still unfolding, but here’s what we know.
Police officers in the area say that they received a report of a school student with a gun. They attended the school at 3:15 p.m. on Monday, only to locate the teenager in a restroom. The officers said that they entered the restroom after the student refused to comply with orders to leave the restroom. It was at this point that the student allegedly fired at police officers, causing an officer to return fire.
The student was killed and pronounced dead at the scene, but the identity of the student has not been identified.
It’s a crushing blow to the local community and a sign that more needs to be done to address mental health issues among young people across America. It’s also a sign of just how important America’s police forces are in keeping the country safe.
Officer Adam Wilson was shot by the student and underwent surgery that night.
Multiple agencies are on the scene of a shooting at Austin-East Magnet High School. Multiple gunshot victims reported, including a KPD officer. The investigation remains active at this time. Please avoid the area. pic.twitter.com/ViQirnQSpx
— Knoxville Police TN (@Knoxville_PD) April 12, 2021
Tennessee Governor Bill Lee issued a statement saying that he and the state “mourn the loss of life and commend law enforcement for their rapid response.”
A tragic situation unfolded at Austin-East Magnet High School today. We mourn the loss of life and commend law enforcement for their rapid response. We offer our full support to @TBI as they investigate this situation further.
— Gov. Bill Lee (@GovBillLee) April 13, 2021
“We offer our full support to @TBI as they investigate this situation further,” he added.
This week, Knoxville Mayor Indya Kincannon also said that she requested redacted body camera video footage from the shooting, but that District Attorney General Charme Allen refused.
“I hear and feel the frustration, pain and anguish as we grapple with the tragic shooting inside Austin-East High School,” Mayor Kincannon said on social media. “I support releasing any incident videos to the media & public as soon as it is legally allowed. I am committed to transparency and hope that a greater understanding of the circumstances will help our city heal.”
The tragic shooting comes at a time when the nation’s gun laws are more hotly debated than ever. President Joe Biden this month issued executive orders on gun control, including ordering the Department of Justice to draft new legislation for consideration by the states.