Two Killed In Shooting At US High School
Two students have been killed and 19 injured in a shooting at a rural Kentucky high school, marking the first fatal shooting in 2018.
Of the 19 injured, Governor Matt Bevin said 14 of those were suffering gunshot wounds.
Bevin said that the suspect in the Tuesday morning shooting at Marshall County High School is a 15-year-old-male student who will be charged with murder.
Kentucky State Police spokesman Jody Cash said authorities have no reason to think there are any other suspects in the fatal shooting at a high school.
The shooting marks the first fatal school shooting the nation has seen this year.
Here’s what we know about the shooting at a high school in Benton, Kentucky:— CNN (@CNN) January 23, 2018
- Two 15-year-old students killed
- 14 people were shot
- 19 people treated for injuries
- 15-year-old shooting suspect is a student at the school
- He was arrested on scenehttps://t.co/j2ARx95H7S pic.twitter.com/wIyCIO1BOY
According to data compiled by the Gun Violence Archive, there has been one other school shooting this year that resulted in injuries.
That one happened on Monday when a 15-year-old girl was injured after police say a 16-year-old classmate shot her while they were in the high school cafeteria in Italy, Texas. The 16-year-old boy has since been charged.