A 15-year-old boy shot 14 people on Tuesday, January 23, 2018, at the Marshall County High School (below) in Benton, Kentucky. The suspect, a student, entered the school at 7:57 a.m. and soon opened fire with a handgun. The first 911 call came in two minutes later, and police were on scene by 8:06 a.m.
The suspect will be charged with murder and attempted murder, Kentucky State Police Lt. Michael Webb said.
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. Michael Carneal, then 14, opened fire there about two years before the fatal attack at Columbine High School in Colorado, ushering in an era when mass school shootings have become much more common.
Meanwhile, yesterday, in the small North Texas town of Italy (pronounced "It'ly"), a 15-year-old girl Noelle “Cricket” Jones was recovering after police said she was shot by a 16-year-old classmate in Ellis County's Italy High School (above) cafeteria on Monday, January 22, 2018, sending dozens of students scrambling for safety.
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