Associated Press

City of Knoxville

(Associated Press)  --  Pressure is mounting on authorities to release police body camera video of a shooting at a Knoxville, Tennessee, school that left a student dead and a police officer wounded.

Knoxville Mayor Indya Kincannon reiterated a call Monday for a prosecutor to authorize the release of the video of the April 12 shooting.

District attorney Charme Allen declined to release the video of the shooting at the magnet high school, saying it could damage the investigation of the shooting.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee House lawmakers have passed a bill that would put public schools at risk of civil lawsuits if they let transgender students or employees use multi-person bathrooms or locker rooms that don’t reflect their gender at birth.

The proposal cleared the House on Monday. It must now pass the Senate before it can head to Gov. Bill Lee’s desk.

The bill is one of several LGTBQ-related measures that the GOP-controlled General Assembly have introduced this year that critics have slammed as discriminatory.


NEW YORK (AP) — Carrie Underwood brought the Academy of Country Music Awards to church. Maren Morris won two honors, including song of the year. Miranda Lambert performed three times and held on to her record as the most decorated winner in ACM history. And Mickey Guyton, the first Black woman to host the awards show, gave a powerful, top-notch vocal performance.

Though female country stars didn’t compete for the night’s top prize – Luke Bryan was named entertainer of the year – they owned Sunday’s ACM Awards.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee woman says she called police about a physical fight involving her daughter and the girl’s boyfriend before he was fatally shot by officers in a high school bathroom.

The Knoxville News Sentinel reports Regina Perkins says she called police Monday on Anthony Thompson Jr. after the girl reported the scuffle.

Police say Thompson had a gun inside Austin-East Magnet High School in east Knoxville later that day. He was shot in a bathroom confrontation with officers. Perkins says Thompson and her daughter had dated for nine months.

A Tennessee mayor has asked for the release of video footage of a shooting at a high school that left a student dead and a police officer wounded, but the local district attorney denied the request.

Knoxville Mayor Indya Kincannon said on Twitter that she requested release of redacted video footage of Monday’s shooting at Austin-East Magnet High School.

She said her request was denied by the district attorney, who told her the integrity of the investigation needed to be protected.