Tuesday morning The Goldwater reported on a High School <a href="http://www.thegoldwater.com/news/16713-Video-Kentucky-High-School-Shooting-1-Dead-Multiple-Wounded">shooting</a> in Kentucky where a teenage gunman opened fire. Now, authorities confirm a 15-year-old student at that high school is now in custody and charged with murder.
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The gunmen killed two classmates and injured 19 others before being taken into custody by sheriff's deputies. Authorities were seen leading the teenager away from the school where the first fatal school shooting of 2018 took place.
Kentucky State Police Lt. Michael Webb said, "The shooter will be charged with murder and attempted murder. He was apprehended by the sheriff’s department here on site, at the school, thankfully before any more lives could be taken."
Authorities have not yet released the identity of the shooter or the victims but The Goldwater will keep you updated as that information becomes available. The shooting started inside an atrium just before the morning classes were scheduled to begin at Marshall County High School.
Many people began running down the highway or into cars when the gunfire started, some didn't stop running until they reached a McDonald's over a mile away from the high school.
Cars were scattered on both sides of the road as parents frantically left their vehicles to find their children. Mitchell Garland provided shelter to between 50 and 100 students. "They was running and crying and screaming," Garland said. "They was just kids running down the highway. They were trying to get out of there."
Around a half-dozen ambulances and multiple police cars converged on the school along with officers in black fatigues and armed with assault rifles. Federal authorities also responded and Senator Mitch McConnell sent Gov. Matt Bevin from the Capitol to the scene.
A 15-year-old girl died at the scene and another 15-year-old boy died at the hospital a short time later, according to the Governor. He added that all victims appeared to be students and 15 of them suffered bullet wounds.
Spokeswoman Tavia Smith of Nashville, Tennessee’s Vanderbilt University Medical Center said five injured students were flown 120 miles to the universities medical center for emergency treatment.
Governor Bevin said, "This is a wound that is going to take a long time to heal." Sixteen-year-old Lexie Waymon experienced the shooting and she said, "I blacked out. I couldn’t move. I got up and I tried to run, but I fell. I heard someone hit the ground. It was so close to me."
"I just heard it and then I just, everything was black for a good minute. Like, I could not see anything. I just froze and did not know what to do. Then I got up and I ran," Waymon explained. She ended up running over a mile to a McDonald's where she called her mother.
"All I could keep thinking was, ‘I can’t believe this is happening. I cannot believe this is happening," she said. One parent said, "Everyone is just scared. Just terrified for their kids. We’re a small town and we know a lot of the kids."
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