Marshall County has a soft spot in our hearts here at KSR, which makes this morning’s news even more upsetting. According to authorities, at least five students were shot and one person is dead after a school shooting at Marshall County High School in Benton, Kentucky. Governor Bevin confirmed the shooter is in custody.
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 (2015-2019) (@GovMattBevin) January 23, 2018
A lot of our readers are from the Marshall County area, so we encourage you to follow The Marshall County Tribune-Courier on Facebook for updates. They are reporting that the school remains on lockdown and two Air Evac helicopters landed to take victims to the hospital.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families. What a horrible, senseless act.