Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin just released the following statement via Twitter:
“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.”
Marshall County is located in far Western Kentucky and has a population of roughly 31,000 residents.
Marshall County High School is approximately 30 minutes drive from Paducah, Kentucky, site of the deadly Heath High School shooting which occurred in December 1997. There, fourteen-year-old Michael Carneal opened fire on a group of praying students, killing three and wounding five others.
Additional information will be shared as it becomes available and is fully vetted.
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