1 dead, several injured in Kentucky high school shooting

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At least one person has been killed and several others have been injured after a shooting at a high school in rural Kentucky, local and state officials say. The suspected shooter is in custody.

The incident happened just before 8 a.m. CT on Tuesday when officers were called to a shooting at Marshall County High School, which is located near Benton, about 98 miles (158 kilometers) northwest of Nashville.

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin confirmed that one person had been killed and “multiple” others have been injured. The exact number of injuries was not immediately known, but media reports indicated that at least four people had been hurt.

Detective Jody Cash, a spokesperson for the Kentucky State Police, said the suspect was taken into custody and the scene is secure. There was no immediate word on the shooter’s identity or what may have been the motive.

“Please do not speculate or spread hearsay. Let’s let the first responders do their job and be grateful that they are there to do it for us,” Governor Bevin said on Twitter.

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