A shooting at Kentucky high school killed two 15-year-old students and injured 18 others. A 15-year old boy and a 15-year-old girl have been killed at Marshall County High School in Western Kentucky.
The alleged shooter, a 15-year-old male student is in custody and will be charged with murder and attempted murder, Gov. Matt Bevin stated. Marshall County Attorney Jeff Edwards said it’s not confirmed yet whether he would be charged as a minor or adult, but his name won’t be released unless he’s indicted.
Kentucky State Police Commissioner Richard Sanders said that the shooting started at 7:57 a.m.
According to State Police Commissioner Richard W. Sanders, Bailey Nicole Holt died at the scene, and Preston Ryan Cope died at a hospital.
Sanders said, at 7:59 a.m., the first 911 call came in and at 8:57 a.m., ET the suspect, armed with a handgun, walked into the school and began shooting.
The students ranged from 14 to 18 years old. Fourteen of the 20 victims were male and six were female, state police reported.
Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin said, “This is an opportunity for Kentucky,” the governor continued, “For us to show how these situations can be handled — the respect, the love, the sticking to the facts and allowing the process to proceed.”
Sanders said that Benton is located about 120 miles northwest of Nashville and has about 4,300 populations. The tragedy affected many people in the area. He added that anybody who is a witness to this to talk to them first before contacting to media.