17 Hurt, 2 Dead in Shooting Spree at Kentucky High School

Parents waited frantically at the school for any news of their children

BENTON, Ky. — Gov. Matt Bevin says the fatal shooting at a southwest Kentucky high school leaves a wound that will take a long time to heal.

Parents waited frantically at the school for any news of their children.

“It’s, you don’t think it’s going to happen here you know? Like I said as soon as you hear it, your heart just drops into your stomach. Our children. It’s terrifying, you know?” said one parent to media who were at the scene.

Two students were killed at Marshall County High School when a 15-year-old classmate opened fire.

Nineteen other people were injured, 14 of them suffering gunshot wounds.

The governor says one girl died at the scene while a boy died at a hospital.

The Kentucky State Police Commissioner says the shooter was armed with a handgun.

The boy will be charged with murder and attempted murder.

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