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Kentucky school shooting: At least 5 shot at Marshall County High School – live updates

Published on January 23, 2018

By FLONAD News

Kentucky school shooting: At least 5 shot at Marshall County High School - live updates

BENTON, Ky. — Authorities say at least five people were shot Tuesday morning at a southwestern Kentucky high school.

A suspect in the incident at Marshall County High School in Benton, Kentucky, has been apprehended, according to officials with Marshall County Emergency Management.

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin tweeted soon after the incident that at least one of the victims died as a result of the shooting, but said there is “much yet unknown” as first responders continue to operate at the school.

Kentucky State Police have confirmed one dead.

Kentucky Rep. James Comer told CBSN the shooter in custody is a student.

Kentucky State Police Detective Jody Cash said during a phone interview on CBSN that the “situation is secure and is no longer active.”

Cash confirmed that one suspect is in custody at the campus, which is staffed by a school resource officer, but could not give details about that suspect. It is not clear if any staff were among the victims.

A Marshall County deputy apprehended the shooter, according to state police. The FBI is en route to the scene.

Authorities say seven people have been taken to hospitals. Darlene Lynn of Marshall County Emergency Management tells WDRB-TV that some of the wounded were flown by helicopter for medical treatment.

Four patients were transported by medical helicopter to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, LifeFlight spokesperson Jerry Jones told CBS Nashville affiliate WTVF.

Their ages and extent of their injuries were unknown.

Read more… CBS NEWS

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