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Two 15-year-olds dead, 19 others injured after Kentucky school shooting

Two 15-year-old students are dead following a Kentucky high school shooting. (Twitter)
January 23, 2018

Officials have confirmed that two 15-year-olds – a boy and a girl – are dead, and at least 19 others injured, following a shooting at a Kentucky high school Tuesday morning.

Police say the 15-year-old male shooter is in custody, and that the alleged shooter will face murder and attempted murder charges.

The fatal shooting took place at Marshall County High School in western rural Kentucky early Tuesday morning, and Gov. Matt Bevin confirmed the shooting.

“Tragic shooting at Marshall County [High School],” he initially tweeted. “Shooter is in custody, one confirmed fatality, multiple others wounded… Much yet unknown.”

Officials have since said that two people are dead and 19 others injured, and the 15-year-old suspect is in custody.

Early reports were released that multiple people have been shot at a rural Kentucky high school on Tuesday morning, and that police were searching for an “active shooter.”

People also tweeted that the shooter was now in custody. Authorities said at least five people were shot.

Darlene Lynn of Marshall County Emergency Management told CNN seven people were taken to a nearby hospital.