Shooting at Kentucky School Kills at Least One, Injures Others

At least one person was killed and others wounded in a shooting Tuesday at a high school in the southeastern U.S. state of Kentucky, officials said.

Governor Matt Bevin and state police confirmed on Twitter a shooting at Marshall County High School in the city of Benton in western Kentucky.

Police said the gunman was apprehended within 15 minutes of the shooting and that the school had been “secured.”

Bevin, who quickly departed the Capitol in Frankfort for the school, issued a statement saying, “It is unbelievable that this would happen in a small, close-knit community like Marshall County. As there is still much unknown, I encourage people to love each other.”

Federal authorities have joined state and local law enforcement agencies in the investigation.

Kentucky State Police said more information would be provided when it becomes available. High school officials were not immediately available for comment.

The school, which has an enrollment of more than 1,100 students, is about 40 kilometers from Paducah, Kentucky, where a 1997 school shooting claimed the lives of three people and injured five others.

On Monday, in Texas, a 15-year-old girl was wounded after being shot by a 16-year-old classmate in the cafeteria of a high school in the town of Italy.

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