Update ( 2 pm ET): The death toll in today's shooting has risen to two students, while another 12 people were injured, according to the Washington Post.
Gov. Matt Bevin said the suspected shooter, a 15-year-old boy, was apprehended at the scene and will face murder and attempted murder charges. The victims include a 15-year-old girl, pronounced dead at the high school, and a 15-year-old boy, who died at a hospital.
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According to WKRN, a school in Marshall County, Kentucky has been placed on lockdown after a shooting at the school. It happened Tuesday morning at Marshall County High School in Benton.
According to preliminary reports, at least 5 students have been shot. At least three students have been injured in the shooting, according to local radio.
JUST IN: At least 5 students have reportedly been shot at a Kentucky high school; shooter has been apprehended.— News 4, WIVB-TV (@news4buffalo) January 23, 2018
According to Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin, there has been one confirmed fatality.
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
1 pistol has reportedly been located and secured, searching for additional victims.
It is being widely reported that the suspect is in police custody but that has not been confirmed by police on the scene at this stage. There has been a major law enforcement response.