Two killed a seven other people were taken to hospital after a deadly shooting at a high-school in Kentucky.
There are 19 individuals who are being treated or have been treated. 14 of the wounded individuals received treatment as a result of gunshot wounds while the rest was likely as a result of trying to escape gunfire. 2 students have been confirmed to have passed away, one at the scene a 15 year old female student and the second a male student of the same age passed away at the hospital.
“Respect the fact that these children belong to the community and specific families in this community. Some in this community will never fully heal.” –Matt Bevin
The Shooter, a 15 year old male was apprehend on the scene non-violently and used a hand-gun to commit the crime. According to police they were called to the scene around 7:57a.m and first responders arrived at 8:06 a.m. The quick response time may be attributed to the fact that this is the second shooting in the country and police have been training teachers and students within the area on how to react in these types of situations.
What Twitter has to Say:
How bad is the gun violence problem in America?
Well, a school shooting just happened in Kentucky. The most recent school shooting before that was….
Yesterday in Texas
— Michael Tannenbaum (@iamTannenbaum) January 23, 2018
2 students have been killed, 19 injured at Marshall County High School in Kentucky.
It has been 6 Hours since this tragedy took place.
If this was a Muslim doing the shooting, Trump would have tweeted 6 or 7 times by now condemning this attack.
But he was White…
— Brian Krassenstein? (@krassenstein) January 23, 2018
Student with handgun kills two classmates, injures 19 others before he's arrested at his high school in rural Kentucky. https://t.co/M52i3nDrxf
— The Associated Press (@AP) January 23, 2018
Was scrubbed into a kidney transplant when I heard several nurses prepare for the high school shooting victims helicoptered in from Kentucky. They were being rushed to the operating room next door. We had to remain focused despite feeling absolutely heartbroken.
— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) January 23, 2018
In 2010 at a Kentucky gun show, Rand Paul said, "we’re clinging to our guns, our religions and our ammunition.”
Today in Kentucky, young people are clinging to life.
— Nick Jack Pappas (@Pappiness) January 23, 2018
This afternoon, a 15-year-old brought a gun to his Kentucky high school, killed two people, and shot at least 14 others. Violence is so common in America in 2018, that's apparently not even devastating enough to distract from Oscar noms.
— Lauren Duca (@laurenduca) January 23, 2018
The Trump admin and GOP will roll out the "don't politicize this" defense about the Kentucky shooting, right before "thoughts and prayers." That's because the NRA owns their asses.
So please help "politicize" this. We owe it to mass shooting victims to rise up, push for change.
— Adam Best (@adamcbest) January 23, 2018
Today's shooting at a Kentucky high school was the third shooting at an American K-12 school in 24 hours. https://t.co/5bx5guFXWx
— The Trace (@teamtrace) January 23, 2018