Thursday, August 21, 2008

Student shot at Tennessee high school dies

Student shot at Tennessee high school dies
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Student shot just before start of classes at Knoxville Central, police say

Suspect, another student, apprehended three blocks away

Attack not random, police chief deputy says

School canceled for day, lockdowns lifted, superintendent says

(CNN) -- A student died Thursday after being shot at Central High School in Knoxville, Tennessee, police said.

Knoxville Police Chief Deputy Bill Roehl told reporters that the suspect, also a student, had been taken into police custody three blocks from the school soon after the shooting.

Police also recovered a weapon the suspect was carrying, Roehl said.

The incident occurred at 8:11 a.m., just before school began, the chief deputy said.

The victim was taken to University of Tennessee Medical Center, and died later.
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