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'Multiple people injured' in KY. high school, suspect in custody - officials

Bevin said a 15-year-old girl died at the scene and a 15-year-old boy died at a level one trauma center.

Three of the victims had gunshot wounds to the head, and one of those, Preston Ryan Cope, did not survive. Bailey died at the high school, and Preston died at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, according to Kentucky State Police Commissioner Richard W. Sanders. Police have yet to release the name of the accused shooter, but many students who spoke to WKMS say they saw him, knew him and never expected this to happen.

Local television station WPSD-TV, an NBC network affiliate in Paducah, Kentucky , said the person killed was a student.

Kentucky State Police said the investigation was ongoing, but the suspect was taken into custody by Marshall County Sheriff Department at the school.

Authorities found a 15-year-old student dead at the scene of the shooting when they arrived just after 8 a.m.

Neal said Marshall County law enforcement had just done their active shooter training recently.

Marty Pollio offered condolences and support to Marshall County Schools on Tuesday.

According to the scanner traffic, there was a report of several students hiding in the woods, and authorities were focusing some attention on the commons area of the school. "I can not believe this is happening, '" she said. At school-where parents are supposed to be able to trust they are safe. It was insane. Well, of course, we extend our condolences to the families, those who lost their live, those who are injured and know some are in critical condition and, as you said, it is a small community, tight knit. I didn't know what to think at all. He will be charged with murder. "But in the years since the massacres at Columbine High School in Colorado, Virginia Tech and Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., gun safety advocates say, all school shootings seem to have lost some of their capacity to shock".

Marshall County Attorney Jeff Edwards said Tuesday the case will begin in juvenile court but he will request that a judge move it to adult court.

Police in the community about 50 miles south of Dallas, said the incident occurred in the Italy High School cafeteria. The girl is recovering in hospital; her attacker fled but was later arrested.

The number of people affected by the shooting was 20. The shooter's other family members have also allegedly taken to social media, where they described him as "sweet and smart".

"The devastating news about the shooting in Kentucky this morning is the latest example, but just yesterday, while the nation's attention was focused on the government shutdown, school shootings were also reported in Texas and Louisiana", Giffords said in a statement.



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