Marshall County High School is in Benton. Police said the school remains on lockdown. The FBI said it is working with state and local law enforcement. Immediate details about the shooter were not provided. The high school students were taken by bus to a middle school where parents can pick up them up.
Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin said in a statement: “This is a tremendous tragedy and speaks to the heartbreak present in our communities. It is unbelievable that this would happen in a small, close-knit community like Marshall County.” U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he is closely tracking the reports of the “tragedy in Benton.” House Education Chairman John Carney, R- Taylorsville, shared news of the shooting at that committee’s morning meeting.
Eighteen people were wounded, two of them fatally.Victims are both 15 years old.At the moment of attacks many kids were jumping the fence around the school and running through the woods. A 15-year-old male student was arrested at the scene and will be charged with murder and attempted murder, Gov. Matt Bevin said. Marshall County Attorney Jeff Edwards said.will be charged as an adult, but his name won’t be released unless he’s indicted.