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Commissioner Schwinn Statement Regarding School Shooting in Knoxville

Monday, April 12, 2021 | 04:16pm

Knoxville, TN— In response to the shooting at Austin East Magnet High School in Knoxville earlier this afternoon, Commissioner Penny Schwinn released the following statement: 

“As details continue to emerge, our thoughts are with every member of the school community in Knoxville who is dealing with the immediate impacts of the shooting that took place this afternoon. The department stands ready to provide support. It is time to wrap arms around the affected students, educators, school staff, their families, and the entire community, to support them through this horrific tragedy.”  

For Tennessee Department of Education media inquiries, contact Edu.MediaInquiries@tn.gov.   

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