Shooting at Kentucky High School: 1 Dead, 5 Shot
At least five people have been shot at a high school in Marshall County, Kentucky, on Tuesday morning, Jan. 23, according to officials.
Officials confirmed that one person died in the shooting at Marshall County High School in Benton.
“Tragic shooting at Marshall County HS…Shooter is in custody, one confirmed fatality, multiple others wounded…Much yet unknown…Please do not speculate or spread hearsay…Let’s let the first responders do their job and be grateful that they are there to do it for us,” said Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin in a statement.
Tragic shooting at Marshall County HS…Shooter is in custody, one confirmed fatality, multiple others wounded…Much yet unknown…Please do not speculate or spread hearsay…Let’s let the first responders do their job and be grateful that they are there to do it for us…
— Governor Matt Bevin (@GovMattBevin) January 23, 2018
The shooter has been apprehended, Fox17 reported.
More details about the shooting have not been revealed.
ALERT: KSP has confirmed a school shooting at Marshall County High School with multiple victims, one of which has been pronounced dead. KSP Post 1 is setting up a media staging area and more details will available soon
— KY State Police (@kystatepolice) January 23, 2018
Horrible situation with a tragic shooting at Marshall County HS. Please keep those involved & first responders in your hearts right now. Prayers to Marshall County.
— Alison L. Grimes (@AlisonForKY) January 23, 2018
Everyone please stop and pray for those at Marshall County High School.
— KY HIGH FOOTBALL (@KYHighFootball) January 23, 2018
Rep. James Comer of Kentucky also tweeted: “My thoughts & prayers go out to the students & faculty at Marshall County High School where there has been a tragic school shooting.”
Sen. Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, also tweeted: “Closely tracking reports of the tragedy in Benton, #Kentucky at Marshall County High School and my thoughts are with the students, teachers, faculty, and the entire community. Thank you to the first responders who continue to put themselves in harm’s way to protect others.”
A Benton Elementary Schools representative told FOX17 in Nashville that all students and staff were safe.
Fox17 reported that victims are en route to the hospital. A spokesperson, Tavia Smith, said that two injured students are being transported by a medical helicopter to a hospital.
The FBI office in Louisville said that it is currently “working with our federal, state, and local law enforcement partners.”
Marshall High School was reportedly placed on lockdown amid an investigation.
Benton is located about 120 miles from Nashville, Tennessee.