Gov. Matt Bevin held a press conference this afternoon sharing that two students have died and 12 others are suffering from gunshot wounds in the shooting this morning at Marshall County High School in Kentucky.

According to Bevin during the press conference, a 15-year-old girl, died at the scene. Another student, a 15-year-old boy, was taken to a trauma center where he later died from his injuries.

12 others are suffering from gunshot wounds and 5 more are also being treated for other injuries. Students were taken to local hospitals where they are being treated at this time.

Bevin added that the shooter was taken into custody by a Marshall County deputy sheriff and that this is an ongoing investigation.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the community, school and families.

 

The Kentucky Department of Education is sending their support with thoughts and prayers for the Marshall County High School Community.

Kentucky Department of Education via Facebook

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell tweeted his support and gave thanks for first responders.

Mitch McConnell via Twitter

 

Governor Matt Bevin tweeted about the tragic shooting this morning to lend support before boarding a plane and heading to the scene.

Matt Bevin via Twitter