A tragic story from Maryville Monday. An 8-year-old and his father are dead after an apparent murder-suicide on Savannah Village Drive. The boy’s parents were separated and the home was up for sale.
A home inspector showed up to compete an inspection when he heard an alarm and spotted smoke. First responders say the home had a heavy odor of gasoline.
They found 38-year-old Jimmy Reagan and 8-year-old Clark Reagan on a bed with gunshot wounds. Both were rushed to the hospital but later died.
Maryville City Schools released a statement as Jimmy was a teacher and Clark a student at Foothills Elementary. They’ll have counselors available at the school today.
“As released by our police department earlier this afternoon, a Maryville father and son passed this morning in a terrible tragedy. Words cannot express our overwhelming sense of devastation and grief. We know the media will have many questions, so we are confirming that the two involved were, in fact, a teacher and student in the Maryville school district. Names will be released by the family in the hours and days ahead. Our hearts are also broken for our colleague, friend, and the loving mother of this young victim. Parents of children who attend Foothills Elementary who feel their student(s) would benefit from counseling services are invited to join us between 9 a.m. and noon, tomorrow (June 11), in the library at Montgomery Ridge Intermediate (835) Montgomery Lane, Maryville, TN.”