Statement On Today’s Officer Involved Shooting at Austin-East Magnet High School

Statement on Today’s Officer Involved Shooting at Austin-East Magnet High School

April 12th, 2021


KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — The Knoxville Area Association of Realtors today released the following statement:

“We are devastated to learn about the deadly officer involved shooting that occurred today at Austin-East Magnet High School, and our hearts are with all those affected by this senseless tragedy. We would also like to offer our support and gratitude to the law enforcement and first responders that arrived on the scene, including the Knoxville Police Department officer wounded in the line of duty.

As our community faces yet another instance of gun-related violence, we must join hands as a community and ask ourselves how we can be part of the solution. Our association — its leadership, staff, and members — is committed to working alongside Knoxville community leaders, local government, and law enforcement to bring this horrific epidemic of gun violence in our community to a final, lasting end.” 

KAAR President, Shannon Foster-Boline, added: “I am heartbroken for the victims, the Austin-East community and all those affected by today’s tragic shooting. We must do all in our power to support the Austin-East community at this difficult time.”