Two Wounded In Knoxville School Shooting

Officials say a Tennessee elementary school principal is in critical condition after she and an assistant principal were shot and wounded by a co-worker at their office.

Mark Foster

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Officials say a Tennessee elementary school principal is in critical condition after she and an assistant principal were shot and wounded by a co-worker at their office.

The shooting at Inskip Elementary School in Knoxville happened Wednesday afternoon about an hour after all the children were dismissed for a snow day.

Forty-eight-year-old Mark Stephen Foster is charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder.

Police say Foster was a co-worker, but wouldn't say what his job was. The school's Web site identifies Foster as a fourth-grade teacher.

University of Tennessee Medical Center officials said Principal Elisa Luna was in critical condition and Assistant Principal Amy Brace was in stable condition.

A school spokeswoman says classes are canceled for the rest of the week.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Police say a Tennessee elementary school principal is in critical condition after she and an assistant principal were shot and wounded by a co-worker at their office.

The shooting at Inskip Elementary School in Knoxville happened Wednesday afternoon about an hour after all the children were dismissed for a snow day.

Forty-eight-year-old Mark Stephen Foster is charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder.

Police say Foster was a co-worker, but wouldn't say what his job was. The school's Web site identifies Foster as a fourth-grade teacher.

University of Tennessee Medical Center officials said Principal Elisa Luna was in critical condition and Assistant Principal Amy Brace was in stable condition.

A school spokeswoman said classes would be canceled for the rest of the week.


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