Armed man fatally shot at Tennessee high school

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August 31, 2010 08:18

 
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BLOUNTVILLE, Tennessee — Authorities say an armed man was fatally shot by deputies at Tennessee high school after he went inside and pointed a gun at the principal's head,

Sheriff Wayne Anderson said at a Monday afternoon news conference there's "no doubt" that 62-year-old Thomas Richard Cowan intended to kill somebody at Sullivan Central High School.

Anderson said Cowan's motive has not been determined.

No students or teachers were hurt and school was dismissed at 10:30 a.m. local time Monday.

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