Knoxville authorities are asking the public to avoid the area as the investigation remains active.

By Harriet Sokmensuer
April 12, 2021
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Austin-East Magnet High School shooting
Austin-East Magnet High School
| Credit: Knoxville Police/Twitter

Multiple people have been shot at a Knoxville, Tenn., high school, including a police officer, according to the city's police department.

On Monday afternoon, the KPD tweeted that "multiple agencies are on the scene of a shooting at Austin-East Magnet High School," where there were "multiple gunshot victims" including a KPD officer.

It was not immediately clear if there were any fatalities.

Authorities are asking the public to avoid the area as the investigation remains active.

Minutes later, Knox County Schools Superintendent Bob Thomas confirmed that the school had been secured secured.

This is a developing story, please check back for updates.

This story originally appeared on people.com