Kentucky State Police have arrested a 15-year-old male student who shot and killed two 15-year-old students and injured 19 others, in Marshall County High School.
The shooter opened fire with a handgun around 8:00 am on Tuesday before classes began and was shortly apprehended by a Marshall County Sheriff's Deputy. The 15-year-old female was killed at the scene and the 15-year-old male passed away at the hospital. 14 of the students suffered gunshot wounds and were rushed to the hospital via helicopter.
Nearly 100 kids ran out of Marshall County High School when gunfire rang out.
"They was running and crying and screaming," a nearby business owner and father of a 16-year-old student said. "They was just kids running down the highway. They were trying to get out of there." pic.twitter.com/6V9cQMCQDz
— FoxNashville (@FOXNashville) January 23, 2018
One of the students tweeted shortly after the shooting.
Pray for Marshall County High School, I am a student there and we just had a school shooter, multiple students injured, please pray for us.
— Just Atsu (@JustAtsu) January 23, 2018
Governor Matt Bevin updated the deadly shooting at a press conference and gave a statement via his Twitter.
A statement from Gov. Bevin regarding this morning's events in Marshall County: pic.twitter.com/0n0cxgJkvi
— Governor Matt Bevin (@GovMattBevin) January 23, 2018
The name of the shooter and the students killed have not been released at this time.