Tennessee High School Shootings
The principal and two vice principals of Knoxville, Tennessee area Campbell County High School in Jacksboro are in critical condition after having been shot this afternoon. The shooter is in custody.
Shots were fired inside the principal’s office at Campbell County High School in Jacksboro and authorities are on the scene. 10 News reporter Robin Murdoch has confirmed that three school administrators were injured in the shooting. A juvenile is in custody.
Injured were Principal Gary Seale, Asst. Principal Jim Pierce and Asst. Principal Ken Bruce. According to Campbell County Sheriff Ron McClellan, all three men suffered life threatening wounds. “These men are all fine Christian men and I am at a loss for words,” McClellan told 10 News.
The suspect is reported to be at a St. Mary’s Medical Center in LaFollette being treated for a hand injury.
The school was placed on lockdown after the shooting but students were released shortly after 3:00 p.m.
Nothing yet from Glenn Reynolds, who works and presumably lives in the area, but that should change.
Update: The alleged shooter was a student at the school.
Three administrators were shot and wounded at Campbell County High School on Tuesday, and a student was arrested, school officials said. School board member Homer Rutherford said no students were injured, but three administrators had been shot. He confirmed that a student was arrested after the shooting, which was reported about 2:30 p.m. EST.
The condition and identities of the victims weren’t immediately available. Two victims were taken by helicopter to University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville, about 30 miles southeast of Jacksboro.
The high school has 1,400 students, Rutherford said.