One of the incidents she is referring to took place in Austin-East Magnet High School in Knoxville, Tennessee. A male student was fatally shot by a police officer after the student opened fire and injured another police officer, after he was found armed in the school bathroom.
The school’s superintendant posted tweets from the scene:
Knox County Schools is responding to a shooting that occurred this afternoon at Austin-East Magnet High School. We… https://t.co/zYxFxswQIm
Meanwhile, later that night, police were called to the scene of a shooting near a church in the same area. Upon arrival, they found all parties involved had left the scene and investigations are underway to ascertain what happened.
Responding to the tragic coincidence, a journalist commented:
@therecount The United States of America in one 22-second clip.
It comes after Republican governor Bill Lee signed legislation last week that will allow Tennessee citizens over the age of 21 carry handguns without background checks or training.
The law will take effect from July and other states in America are considering making similar legislation.
Meanwhile, according to Insider, there have been over 130 shootings in the country this year thus far, and for two incidents to occur in the same city on the same night was a sign that the situation had escalated beyond acceptance, for some commenting on social media.
One Twitter user said:
@therecount Wonder if @GovBillLee is maybe rethinking that guns-for-all bill he signed a few days ago?