Student shot, killed in Tennessee high school
KNOXVILLE, Tennessee (AP) -- A student fatally shot a 16-year-old classmate during a dispute Thursday at a Knoxville high school, and a suspect was taken into custody moments later on a nearby street, authorities said.
Students and staff wait outside Central High School in Knoxville, Tennessee, after a fatal shooting Thursday.
The shooting happened shortly after 8 a.m. at the Central High School cafeteria, Chief Deputy Bill Roehl said. The suspect and victim knew each other, said Knox County School System Superintendent Bill McIntyre.
"This wasn't a shooting that was a random act," Roehl said. "It was an individual directing his aggression toward another individual, not the school or the students inside the school."
Authorities haven't released the names of the victim, who died at University of Tennessee Medical Center, or the suspect. No other students were injured.
The school was placed on lockdown after the shooting. School officials were preparing to release students one classroom at a time, then bus them to a church so they could be picked up by their parents.