1 dead, several wounded in shooting at high school; suspect in custody

At least one person has died and several others are wounded after a shooting at a Kentucky high school this morning, Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin said.

A suspect is in custody, apprehended by a Marshall County deputy, the Kentucky State Police said.

The shooting took place at Marshall County High School in Benton, Kentucky, about 120 miles northwest of Nashville, Tennessee.

The scene has been secured, the state police said.

The wounded are being treated at a nearby hospital.

The governor said in a statement, “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.”

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., tweeted, “My thoughts are with the students, teachers, faculty, and the entire community. Thank you to the first responders who continue to put themselves in harm’s way to protect others.”

The school shooting in Kentucky comes a day after a 15-year-old girl in Texas was shot and injured in her high school cafeteria, allegedly by a 16-year-old male student. The 15-year-old was hospitalized in unknown condition.

This story is developing. Please check back for more updates.

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