One dead, 2 hurt in US school shooting
Updated: 2005-11-09 08:57
A student shot and killed an assistant principal and seriously wounded two
other administrators at a high school Tuesday, officials said. The student was
The motive for the shooting at Campbell County High School, 30 miles from
Knoxville, was not immediately known, Sheriff Ron McClellan told WVLT-TV.
"We don't know yet. I have the individual at the hospital," McClellan said.
"These men are all fine Christian men, and I am at a loss for words."
Several students identified the shooter as a 14-year-old freshman.
Assistant Principal Ken Bruce was killed, according to state Education
Department spokeswoman Rachel Woods. Principal Gary Seale, who was shot while
trying to take the student into custody, was reported in serious condition, and
Assistant Principal Jim Pierce in critical condition.
Parents rushed to the 1,400-student school to take their children home.
A school bus carrying students leaves Campbell
County High School after a student shot and killed an assistant principal
and seriously wounded two other administrators, according to police,
Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2005, in Jacksboro, Tenn, the USA.
The school was locked down after the shooting, and students were evacuated
and loaded onto buses. "They are searching each student as they are getting on
the buses," said Roger Wallace, a driver at a pizza restaurant nearby.
Courtney Ward, a 17-year-old student at the school, said Seale "got on the
intercom and told us we were in lockdown. He was out of breath, and you could
tell something was wrong."
"It's scary," Ward said. "You hear about it happening, but you never really
imagine it happening at your school."
Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen said he has asked state education officials to
provide Campbell County school officials any help they need.