The shooting at Central High School was reported to police at about 8:10 Thursday morning. Police say they took a suspect into custody six minutes later near the school and recovered the gun.
Knoxville chief deputy Bill Roehl (ROHL) confirmed the student's death.
The school was placed on lockdown after the shooting. School officials were preparing to release students one classroom at a time, then bus them to a church so they could be picked up by their parents.
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