Gov. Bevin: 1 Dead, Many Wounded In Marshall County School Shooting
A suspect was taken into custody after one person was killed and others wounded Tuesday morning at a rural Kentucky high school.
Gov. Matt Bevin ran out a side door at the Capitol, saying he was headed to the scene at Marshall County High School in southwest Kentucky, about 120 miles northwest of Nashville, Tennessee.
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 (2015-2019) (@GovMattBevin) January 23, 2018
Police said the school remains on lockdown. The FBI said it is working with state and local law enforcement to respond.
State police didn't provide any other immediate details about the shooter or the apprehension.
Meanwhile, a soccer coach at the school says all of her players are safe.
"You just never think this will happen in a small town like ours," Savana Smothers, the high school's assistant girls' soccer coach, told The Associated Press in a Facebook message.
WPSD-TV reports the high school students are being taken by bus to a middle school where parents can pick up them up.
This story has been updated.