Teen Arrested After 2 Died in Kentucky School Shooting






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.



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