15-Year-Old Arrested After Kentucky High School Shooting Leaves Two Students Dead, 19 Wounded (UPDATED)
A high school shooting in western Kentucky left two students dead and 17 more wounded on Tuesday morning.
The shooter, a 15-year-old male student at Marshall County High School, was arrested at the scene, Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin said at a press conference.
He has not been identified, and will be charged with murder and attempted murder.
The young boy opened fire with a handgun around 8:57 a.m., officials said, as students assembled in a common area before classes.
Of the two deaths, one 15-year-old girl was killed immediately, and a 15-year-old boy died later at a nearby hospital.
“It is unbelievable that this would happen in a small, close-knit community like Marshall County,” Bevin said in a statement. “This is a tremendous tragedy and speaks to the heartbreak present in our communities.”
Bevin issued this tweet as reports started to come out about the shooting:
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
Watch a portion of Bevin’s press conference above, via NBC News.
This story is developing and will be updated with more information as it comes in.
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