On Tuesday, a shooter opened fire at Marshall County High School in Benton, Kentucky, according to Gov. Matt Bevin. At least one person is dead, and several have been injured and rushed to the hospital.
“Tragic shooting at Marshall County HS…Shooter is in custody, one confirmed fatality, multiple others wounded,” Bevin tweeted. He also requested that rumors and speculation not be spread until the facts are known:
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
According to Darlene Lynn of Marshall Country Emergency Management, seven people were taken to hospitals, with some being transported by helicopter.
The shooter is now in custody, and the motive is not yet known.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives announced on its Twitter account its agents were on the scene to assist:
BREAKING: ATF agents are on the scene to assist at the Kentucky school shooting.
— ATF HQ (@ATFHQ) January 23, 2018
Benton City Clerk Beth Cooper said that all officers at the Benton Police Department headed to the scene as soon as the news came in.
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