Shooting at Kentucky High School: 1 Dead, 5 Shot

January 23, 2018 Updated: January 23, 2018    

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.

The shooter has been apprehended, Fox17 reported.

More details about the shooting have not been revealed.

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.

 

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