Student at US high school identified as shooting suspect, killed by police

(VOVWORLD) - Police in Knoxville, Tennessee, shot dead an Austin-East High School student identified as the suspect in a shooting at Austin-East High School Monday afternoon.

Officers were called to the school on reports of a male subject who was possibly armed in the school. Several people were injured in the shooting, including a police officer.

According to a local television channel, the school building has been secured and students who were not involved in the incident have been released to their families.

The shooting took place with President Joe Biden pushing for limited measures to control gun violence. Biden called gun violence an international embarrassment after a series of recent shootings in the US.

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