Ryan McDonald, 16, Killed in Knoxville High School Shooting

Central High School student Ryan McDonald died this morning after being shot in the school cafeteria by another student, according to Knoxville police and a hospital spokesman.

The confrontation occurred about 8:11 a.m. before classes began at the school in Fountain City, according to Knoxville Police Department Deputy Chief William C. Roehl.

The students knew each other, according to Roehl, but he said he did not know what led to the shooting.

“They had contact with one another,” Roehl said.

It was not a random shooting, he said.

“It was an isolated incident,” Knox County Schools Superintendent James McIntyre said at a press conference.

Police said they were notified about 8:57 a.m. that the 16-year-old boy had died. University of Tennessee Medical Center spokesman Jim Ragonese identified the victim as McDonald.

Read the rest at Knoxville News

My deepest sympathies to the students, faculty, and family members.

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    Molly said,

    I just want to say I am so angry that something like this happened. What posseses kids to bring guns to school and shoot one another. I just dont get it. All my prayers go to Ryan’s family and friends.


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