On Tuesday morning, a 15-year-old male student opened fire at Marshall County High School in the small town of Benton, Kentucky, tragically taking the lives of two students and injuring more than a dozen others.
The shooter’s identity and the motive for the attack remain unknown. Authorities previously stated that it is unlikely they will release information on him since he is a minor.
As students and families continue to mourn the loss of two beloved teens, details are still unfolding. The two victims were identified on Tuesday evening as 15-year-olds Bailey Holt and Preston Cope.
Vice President Mike Pence responded to the tragedy on Wednesday morning. While retweeting a statement from Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin, Pence offered his heartfelt condolences.
“We grieve with the people of Kentucky who seek comfort & healing during this moment of heartbreak,” Pence stated. “These acts of evil & senseless violence must end. We commend the courageous and heroic acts of law enforcement who responded quickly and are grateful for their efforts.”
Pence’s statement comes on the same day that a survivor from the shooting appeared in an emotional interview, where she described the tragic and chaotic day, as well as emphasized on her faith in God.
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