BREAKING: Numerous Students Shot In Kentucky School Shooting

Numerous students were shot in the Marshall County High School shooting.

Benton, KY – Police said at least five students were shot Tuesday morning at Marshall County High School in southwestern Kentucky.

At least one person was killed in the incident, according to the Mirror.

Officials with Marshall County Emergency Management said the suspect had been apprehended, but the school remained in lockdown while police investigated.

An official from nearby Benton Elementary Schools said that all of their students and staff were safe, WZTV reported.

The Kentucky State Police used Twitter to send out updates to parents and the community. The confirmed the shooting just before 7 a.m.

The local FBI office in Louisville also tweeted that they were “aware of a school shooting at Marshall County High School with multiple victims” and were “currently working with our federal, state, and local law enforcement partners.”

Parents and students, including those in the high school where the shooting took place, went to social media asking for more information.

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin tweeted soon after the incident and said there is "much yet unknown" as first responders continued to investigate at the high school.

U.S. Representative James Comer also tweeted his thoughts and prayers for the school.

UPDATE: Two 15-year-old students killed, one 15-year-old student in custody, 14 students shot.

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JohnPollastro
JohnPollastro

Another school shooting! Where are the parents of these shooters and why was he apprehended and not disposed of. There’s no helping a kid like that. These officers need to go back to shoot to kill and stop worrying about what people think. There’s no rehabilitation for psycho children that shoot people and the parents should be held accountable.

CKoepke18
CKoepke18

The first thing we are going to hear in this situation is that we need gun control. We dont. A gun did not go on this rampage an child that had a mental illness that his parents refused to address.

Rykdawgg6601
Rykdawgg6601

I don't see anywhere in this article that the shooter was a kid or student. Also, "why was he not disposed of"?!! Seriously, as messed up as you'd have to he to commit an act like this, lynching makes us no better than the perp. Let's focus on the victims, and hope they'll be ok.

Ace17
Ace17

Great work Sandy💙

Ace17
Ace17

RyKdawgg6601. Are you just a hater?? It's not known at this time how old the shooter was. It's a developing story and the police won't release this details. You should know that.