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According to the Kentucky State Police, a 15-year-old boy and 15-year-old girl, died.

In a phone interview with CBS News following the incident, Kentucky State Police Detective Jody Cash confirmed that the situation was "secure and no longer active".

The school is just a 30-minute drive from Heath High School, home of a 1997 mass shooting which killed three and injured five.

Terrified pupils ran for their lives, ditching bags and scrambling to get away from Marshall County High School in Benton, Kentucky as ambulances, police cars and officers with assault rifles rushed to the scene. First responders arrived at 8:06 a.m. Students did as they were trained, Sanders said. They ranged in age from 15-18 years old. "And helping them get outside and get to a safe location", Green said. Another 15-year-old died later from his injuries.

Landon Kornbacher, who graduated from this high school in 2016, told ABC News he was in "shock" as his girlfriend was inside the school and on lockdown.

Sanders said that one of the first reconsiders at the scene, though that Holt was his daughter. "I saw the flashes from the gunshots and by that time I was just running". Federal authorities also responded, and Bevin ran out of the Capitol to rush to the school.

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Bevin released a full statement late in the morning, expressing grief and warning people not to speculate on the circumstances of the shooting. "KDE is reaching out to Marshall County school officials and is prepared to provide whatever support they need in the wake of this tragedy".

Students were seen running down US highway 68, located in front of school, to search for their parents after the shooting. I just froze and did not know what to do.

Andrea Austin was shocked by the violence and struggled to understand how it could happen to her loving son.

The high school is in Benton, Kentucky, a few miles west of Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area.

The suspect, a 15 year old male student, was taken into custody on site in a non-violent apprehension by the Marshall County Sheriff Department.


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