Tragic news this morning as we’re getting reports of a school shooting currently occurring in Benton, Kentucky.
— NBC25 / FOX66 News (@nbc25fox66) January 23, 2018
The shooting happened in Marshall County High School. Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin has confirmed that one student has been killed in the shooting. He took to Twitter to deliver the news, also confirming that multiple people were injured in the incident. The Governor is urging people not to spread false information or speculate about the incident. Here is the tweet:
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
Here is the report from Fox 17 of Nashville:
FOX 17 News spoke with Kentucky State Police who confirm there was “an incident” that is no longer active. The Marshall County Sheriff’s Department said there are multiple reported injuries.
FOX 17 News spoke with a business across the street that confirmed there were multiple agencies outside of the high school.
CNN provides more details on the shooting:
Marshall County High School is in Benton, Kentucky. All officers at the Benton Police Department office inside City Hall left to go to the scene, Benton City Clerk Beth Cooper told CNN.
The school is currently on lockdown with many ambulances on the scene.
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