1 useless, many harm in Kentucky faculty taking pictures

Almost 100 children ran out of Marshall County High School seeking safety, said Mitchell Garland, who rushed outside of his business when he heard about the shooting.

The school is about 35 miles southeast of Heath High School in West Paducah, where 14-year-old Michael Carneal opened fire on a group of praying students, killing three and injuring five more on December 1, 1997. "I saw the flashes from the gunshots and by that time I was just running", he said. Trying to get out of the high school over to the weight room.

Students at Marshall County High School in Benton, Kentucky, showed up to class Tuesday for a day of learning. Details about the suspect are not clear. Sanders said the first 911 call came in two minutes later, and police were on scene by 8:06 a.m. Marshall County has a population of about 31,000 people. At least seven have been reported injured. Here is everything we know about the tragic situation.

Out of the 20 injured students, 16 of those received gunshot wounds according to Gov. Bevin who gave an emotional press conference in Marshall County at 12:30pm local time. "Do not speculate, but come alongside each other in support and allow the facts to come out". Two of the victims, a 15-year-old boy and 15-year-old girl, died.

Police in the community about 50 miles south of Dallas, said the incident occurred in the Italy High School cafeteria. Authorities are not yet releasing the names of anyone involved, citing an ongoing investigation, but added they believe everyone involved was a student.

Story spoke with his younger brother, who competes in Special Olympics bowling and basketball, just before he was flown to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) also tweeted a response to the shooting on Tuesday morning, thanking the first responders.

The Kentucky State Police critical incident response team, FBI and ATF are conducting the investigation and processing the scene now.

"Closely tracking reports of the tragedy in Benton, #Kentucky at Marshall County High School and my thoughts are with the students, teachers, faculty, and the entire community".


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