1 killed, others injured in shooting at Kentucky high school; Shooter in custody

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MARSHALL COUNTY, Ky. (WKRN) – MARSHALL COUNTY, Ky. (WKRN) – At least one person was killed in a shooting at a high school in Marshall County, Kentucky and the reported shooter has been taken into custody.

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin said multiple people were wounded in the shooting at Marshall County High School in Benton Tuesday morning. Benton is about 120 miles northwest of Nashville.

The school is currently on lockdown while authorities process the scene. A Marshall County deputy apprehended the shooter, according to Kentucky State Police.

News 2 has learned two 16-years-olds, a 17-year-old and an 18-year-old were all injured. At least one of the victims suffered a gunshot wound to the face.

Two of the victims were taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville for treatment.

Parents working to locate their children have been asked to go to Marshall Middle School in Calvert City, Kentucky, Marshall County High School or Marshall County Hospital.

Detective Jody Cash with the Kentucky State Police said the “situation is no longer active.”

Gov. Bevin released a statement saying, “This is a tremendous tragedy and speaks to the heartbreak present in our communities. It is unbelievable that this would happen in a small, close-knit community like Marshall County. As there is still much unknown, I encourage people to love on each other at this time. Do not speculate, but come alongside each other in support and allow the facts to come out.”

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