"This is something that has struck in the heart of Kentucky", Lt. Michael B. Webb of Kentucky State Police said at a news conference Tuesday. The girl died at the scene and the boy died at a hospital.
This is the second shooting at a United States high school in the last 24 hours.
Many Kentucky politicians have responded to the shooting at Marshall County High School. First responders arrived at 8:06 a.m. Students did as they were trained, Sanders said.
The alleged shooter was a 15-year-old male student. "And helping them get outside and get to a safe location", Green said. The shooting took place one day after a 15-year-old student in Italty, Texas shot another student that he was romantically invovled with.
This is the second school shooting in as many days.
"This is a wound that is going to take a long time to heal", Bevin said, "and for some in this community, will never fully heal". Here is everything we know about the tragic situation. "I saw the flashes from the gunshots and by that time I was just running", he said.
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The identity of the suspect has not been released and officials said it is not known if he would be charged as an adult.
A business owner says he saw almost 100 students running out of a Kentucky high school seeking safety from a deadly shooting.
Another officer reports that he is on the back side of the high school with the Marshall County Sheriff, and they have found a Ruger pistol that they are collecting. The wounded have been treated at a nearby hospital, and details about who they were or how badly they were hurt were not immediately available. And I'm just still there in shock, and I'm watching my friends and people that I've known forever, some people, just drop. "I was shocked. He said that someone had just shot up the school".
Some of the shooting victims were taken to Nashville, Tennessee's Vanderbilt University Medical Center, which is about 120 miles away.
"A tragedy beyond words occurred in our community today", school Superintendent Trent Lovett said in a statement late Tuesday. He says the students were running, crying and screaming.