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.”
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
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.”
Hearing from multiple sources that there is an active shooter situation at Marshall County High School in Benton, KY. @WHAS11
— Holden Kurwicki (@WHAS11Holden) January 23, 2018
People also tweeted that the shooter was now in custody. Authorities said at least five people were shot.
The shooting at Marshall County High School in Kentucky is no longer “active.” Shooter in custody.
— Rocco Trinacria (@roccotrinacria) January 23, 2018
Darlene Lynn of Marshall County Emergency Management told CNN seven people were taken to a nearby hospital.