Police identify 2 students killed in deadly Kentucky high school shooting

Police identify 2 students killed in deadly Kentucky high school shooting

Police identify 2 students killed in deadly Kentucky high school shooting

The Kentucky Department of Education also said, "Please join me in keeping Marshall County High School and the Marshall County community in our thoughts and prayers in the wake of this morning's tragic school shooting".

A gunman opened fire at a Kentucky high school Tuesday morning, killing at least one student and wounding multiple other people before police captured the suspect, authorities said.

The deceased victims were named as Bailey Nicole Holt and Preston Ryan Cope by by Sanders in a press briefing at 6pm local time. Shaken students were bused to an area middle school to reunite with their loved ones.

Business owner Mitchell Garland said students were "crying and screaming" while running out of the school after the shooting.

"We in law enforcement will do our job and do it well, and we will pray for the families that are affected by this today", Sanders said.

The first victim was a 15-year-old female who died at the scene. He described the suspect's apprehension as "non-violent", and said he would be charged with murder and attempted murder. "I was shocked. He said that someone had just shot up the school".

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Almost 100 children ran out of Marshall County High School seeking safety, said Mitchell Garland, who rushed outside of his business when he heard about the shooting. "KDE is reaching out to Marshall County school officials and is prepared to provide whatever support they need in the wake of this tragedy".

"I blacked out. I couldn't move".

"As he was doing that he got shot, and he literally didn't see it", Austin's brother Shane Story said.

"I was heartbroken to hear of this horrific incident in Benton". The second, a 15-year-old boy, died after being transported to a hospital.

"It sounded like there was a fight, someone was hitting on the window I took out my headphones and turned around and everyone was just broken up they were running". It's orange and blue-the colors of Marshall County High School.

Garland says his own son, a 16-year-old sophomore, jumped into someone's auto and sped away, then made his way to his dad's office.

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