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After opening fire on officers, a Knoxville student was shot and killed by police responding to reports of a gunman inside the Austin-East Magnet High School on Monday, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said.

Where it stands: The student struck a KPD officer, who is being treated for injuries that are not expected to be life-threatening, Knoxville police said. Another man was detained for investigation and there are no other known gunshot victims, police said.

What happened: Knoxville police responded to a 3:15 p.m. report of an individual, now identified as a student, who was possibly armed with a gun at the school, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said. The bureau is actively investigating the officer-involved shooting.

  • Officers found the individual in a school restroom and ordered him to leave, "but he refused to comply," the statement reads. The subject "reportedly fired shots, striking an officer" as police entered the restroom, the bureau said. One officer returned fire.
  • The student was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police set up a "reunification site" for parents and guardians to pick up their children outside the school, where classes will not be held on Tuesday or Wednesday.

  • Tennessee Governor Bill Lee said at a press conference on Monday that he is closely monitoring the situation, per Knoxville's 10 News.
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Police: Officer who shot Daunte Wright accidentally pulled gun instead of Taser

The officer who fatally shot Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, outside Minneapolis Sunday appeared to have inadvertently pulled out her gun instead of a Taser, police said.

What's new: Officials on Monday night identified the officer involved in the shooting as Kim Potter, who has been with the Brooklyn Center Police Department for 26 years.

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Why it matters: This week's lethal shooting of Daunte Wright near Minneapolis sparked new protests and comes in the wake of nationwide demonstrations against police violence.