1 killed, several wounded in Kentucky high school shooting

File photo: Marshall County High School in Benton, Kentucky. Photograph:( Others )

WION Web Team Kentucky, United States Jan 23, 2018, 03.13 PM (IST)

At least one person has been killed and several others wounded in a shooting at a high school in Marshall County, Kentucky.

The shooter has been taken into custody, Governor Matt Bevin said.

Marshall County High School is in Benton, Kentucky.

All officers at the Benton Police Department office inside City Hall immediately arrived on the scene.

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The school was reportedly on lockdown as law enforcement officials were on the scene.

The school has an enrollment of 1,146 students in grades 10 through 12. Marshall County has a population of about 31,000 people. Benton is the county seat.

Kentucky State Police said on Twitter that more details would be available soon about the shooting at Marshall County High School in Benton in western Kentucky.

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Benton Elementary Schools said that all students and staff were safe.

Benton is about 190 kilometres northwest of Nashville.

Today’s shooting comes a day after a 16-year-old male student opened fire in a Texas high school, injuring at least one person.