Mass shooting reported at Kentucky high school

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Tragedy struck a high school in Kentucky Tuesday morning as law enforcement officials said that at least five students were shot by a gunman at the school in the southwestern part of the state.

Authorities reported that a suspect in the shooting was apprehended at the campus and a pistol has been located and secured. The Daily Mirror reported that the shooting may have unfolded in the school’s commons room. The scene is no longer considered active.

According to Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin, at least one person died in the shooting at Marshall County High School in Benton, KY, though first responders were still on the scene. Teachers and students reportedly went on lockdown as the shooting unfolded.

“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,” Bevin tweeted.

CNN reported that seven people were transported to area hospitals — some by helicopter — and that students were being bussed to North Marshall Middle School to be picked up by their parents. CNN

This is a developing story and details will be added as they are confirmed.

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