A 15-year-old boy who killed two fellow students with a handgun will be charged with two counts of murder, authorities have said.
The suspect, entered a common area at Marshall County High School in Benton just before classes started at his high school in rural western Kentucky Tuesday, pulled out a pistol and began firing at students.
The shooter, who has not been identified, also wounded a dozen other youths before he was arrested.
Police have not released a motive for the shooting but said they believed the gunman acted alone.
The students killed were Bailey Hope, a 15-year-old girl, and Preston Cope, a 15-year-old boy.
Five of the victims were in critical condition, police said.
The suspect was apprehended at the school “in a nonviolent” manner.