A shooting at Central High School ended the day before it even began as one student was fatally shot Thursday morning. Students were in the cafeteria of the school when witnesses said they saw two male students shoving and would end with the death of Ryan McDonald, age 15.
The school went into lockdown immediately as students run into rooms and teachers locked doors. Other area schools were also put into lockdown mode.
The shooting occurred at 8:11 a.m. and the school resource officer was at the school at the time. By 8:13 a.m. Knoxville officers had arrived at the school. By 8:17 a.m., a suspect was in custody. McDonald was taken to UT Medical center where at 8:57 a.m. he was pronounced deceased.
School was not yet in for the day as students gathered in the cafeteria, the regular gathering place before classes begin.
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