Marshall County locals reflect on shooting

27 January, 2018, 20:23 | Author: Earnest Huff
  • The American school shooting occurred.

"Even though she was 15, she had already decided her career was going to be a labor and delivery nurse", Secret said.

This is not an affront to the Second Amendment, but an assertion of reason, political will, societal self-respect, and the desire to save young lives. "You could see his arm jerking as he was pulling the trigger". "Just terrified for their kids", Garland said.

"It's two hours away, but they feel like neighbors", said Megan Mortis with Henderson Schools.

Kentucky State Police (KSP) is appealing to the media and the general public to allow privacy for families impacted by this week's tragic shooting in Marshall County. "Everyone was just screaming and crying and running and saying, 'Get down.' No one knew what to do". She said most students knew what to do because they are drilled throughout the year on how to respond to an active shooter at school.

At a press conference Tuesday evening, officials identified the deceased victims as Bailey Holt and Preston Cope, both 15.

Two students are still receiving treatment at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. Both patients were listed in stable condition on Friday morning.

That no single action will end all gun violence is no reason for inaction, indeed paralysis.

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin and several people in Benton said they couldn't believe a mass shooting would happen in their small, close-knit town. When the shooting began, he pulled as many students as he could into his office.

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Marshall County High School is about 30 minutes from Heath High School in Paducah, Kentucky, where a 1997 mass shooting killed three and injured five.

KSP Commissioner Rick Sanders said the gunman walked into the school and started shooting at 7:57 a.m.

Bailey died at Marshall County High School on Tuesday. Deputies took the student, who was in the principal's office, into custody and took him to the Massac County Sheriff's Office.

"It's horrifying that we can no longer call school shootings "unimaginable" because the reality is they happen with alarming frequency", said former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who survived being shot in the head in 2011. I heard someone hit the ground. The shooting occurred Tuesday.

Lexie Waymon, 16, said she and a friend were talking about the next basketball game, makeup and eyelashes when gunshots pierced the air. "The principal at North Marshall came and got me and took us outside and we got in a cop vehicle, and they took us to the fire department and told us what had happened". "I just knew I had to get to him". "Then I got up and I ran".

Holt's parents stood behind the governor on Friday while he asked every house of worship in the state to pray. "There was bullets flying everywhere".

"She called me, and all I could hear was voices, chaos in the background", Mrs. Holt told a local television station. "He still took my baby from me", she said.

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