UPDATE: Two students are now reported dead, with 17 others injured, Fox News reports. The suspect is a 15-year-old student. He reportedly used a handgun during the rampage.
One person is dead and at least five have been shot during an attack at Marshall County High School in Kentucky Tuesday morning. Gov. Matt Bevin provided an update on his Twitter page, noting that the shooter is in custody.
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 (@GovMattBevin) January 23, 2018
A motive is still unknown.
The Kentucky shooting comes one day after an attack at Italy High School in Texas, where a teenage girl was wounded when a 16-year-old suspect shot off a semi-automatic handgun.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) shared his thoughts and prayers with the community.
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. Thank you to the first responders who continue to put themselves in harm's way to protect others.— Leader McConnell (@SenateMajLdr) January 23, 2018
This is a breaking news post and will be updated accordingly.