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Kentucky high school shooting gunman to be tried as an adult, prosecutor says


A prosecutor said the gunman who opened fire on his peers at Marshall County High School on Tuesday, killing two and injuring 18, will be tried as an adult.

Prosecutors said right now, the 15-year-old gunman is being charged with two counts of murder and facing charges of assault first. Attorneys said the assault first charges are subject to change.

The name of the shooter has not been released at this time.

Bailey Holt and Preston Cope, both 15, died in the shooting.

(Left) Bailey Holt and (Right) Preston Ryan Cope, both 15, died in the Marshall County High Schools shooting. (Phtos via MGN Online/Facebook/CNN)

Kentucky State Police said altogether, 16 students were shot and four others sustained other various injuries. The students range in ages 14 to 18. This is the first deadly school shooting of 2018.

Right now, five students are being treated in Nashville. Four male students are in critical, but stable condition at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and a female student is in stable condition at Vanderbilt’s Children’s hospital.

As for the legal process, a probable cause hearing was already held. Next will be a detention hearing a the process to change the youthful offender to be charged as an adult.

The case will go to a Grand Jury on Feb. 13.

There's no word on when Marshall County High School will reopen.

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