Two people were killed and 17 injured Tuesday morning when a student opened fire at Marshall County High School in the small western Kentucky city of Benton., according to the Louisville Courier-Journal.
Around 8 a.m. CST, police responded to a shooting at Marshall County High School in southwestern Kentucky. For more on this story, please go to the Courier-Journal website.
Gov. Matt Bevin wrote on his Twitter account the following:
“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…”
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the tragedy at Marshall County High School in western Kentucky:
“First, this morning began with reports of a tragedy at Marshall County High School in Benton, Kentucky. State officials have reported at least one confirmed death and several injuries. My staff in western Kentucky is at the high school and is in close contact with local officials. They are monitoring the situation and will be providing me with updates throughout the day.
“I know I speak for communities across my home state in sending prayers of comfort and healing to students, faculty, and everyone affected by this violence. Our hearts are with the entire community in Marshall County. And our gratitude is with the first responders who rush into harm’s way.”