UPDATE: 2 dead after gunfire erupts at Kentucky high school



Two teenagers were killed and more than a dozen other people were wounded Tuesday when gunfire erupted at a Kentucky high school, prompting panicked students to run for their lives.

A 15-year-old male student at Marshall County High School in Benton was taken into custody and faces
possible charges of murder and attempted murder, authorities said. The deceased were also 15 — one of them of a girl, the other a boy.

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(NBC) One person was reported dead and several others were wounded this morning after gunfire erupted at a Kentucky high school, the governor’s office confirmed.

Marshall County High School in Benton was on lockdown and a suspect was in custody as paramedics tended to the injured and wounded, police said.


Governor Matt Bevin


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…

8:43 AM – Jan 23, 2018


Benton is a city of about 4,300 in western Kentucky, about 120 miles northwest of Nashville, Tennessee. It is also about 40 miles southeast of West Paducah, Kentucky, where in 1997 a 14-year-old student at Heath High School killed three and wounded five more as they were praying. By Corky Siemaszko

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