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Armed man fatally shot at East TN high school

BLOUNTVILLE, TN (AP) - An armed man shot by deputies at an East Tennessee high school after going inside and pointing a gun at the principal's head has died.

Sullivan County Sheriff Wayne Anderson said at a news conference there's "no doubt" that 62-year-old Thomas Richard Cowan of Kingsport 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. EDT Monday.

WJHL-TV reports that Anderson said a Tennessee Bureau of Investigation will likely determine the motive.

Anderson said Cowan entered the school with a .380-caliber semi-automatic and a .25-caliber handgun in his back pocket.

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