Tuesday, November 08, 2005


From WATE, the ABC affiliate in Knoxville, the story out of Jacksboro:
An assistant principal is dead and two other administrators wounded following a shooting at Campbell County High School this afternoon.

A male student walked into the school cafeteria around 2 p.m. hiding a hand gun under a napkin, then open fired on the three men.

Assistant principal Ken Bruce was killed. Principal Gary Seale was wounded but managed to tackle the student and taken into custody.

Another assistant principal, Jim Pierce, as shot in the chest.

According to Gail Parks, the administrative assistant for the director of schools, no students have been hurt in the incident.

Two Lifestar helicopters transported the injured administrators to UT Medical Center.

Immediately after the shooting, the school was put into lock down, meaning parents and others were not allowed to enter or leave the building. At normal dismissal time the students are being escorted out to the waiting buses or to the custody of their parents.
Gary Seale likely saved several lives Tuesday afternoon.

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