Marshall County High School Shooting

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Murray State University has established a new scholarship honoring Marshall County High School shooting victim Preston Cope. The scholarship is made possible through fundraising efforts and gifts from his family and friends.


Lawyers for the teenager accused of shooting classmates at Marshall County High School last year requested on Monday a change of venue for the trial.

One year after a student shot two classmates to death in Marshall County, Kentucky and a former student massacred 17 students and educators at a high school in Parkland, Florida, communities continue to search for ways to bring a sense of safety back to the classroom.

Kentucky has a free school safety tipline created by a former teacher and administrator who worked in the district where  a deadly high school shooting occurred more than two decades ago. 

Karen McCuiston was a teacher in McCracken County schools  prior to becoming the district’s public relations director in 1997.  She never expected that three months into her new job she would be the spokesperson for a tragedy that, until that time, was unimaginable in rural Kentucky. A 14-year-old student shot three classmates to  death at Heath High School in West Paducah on Dec. 1, 1997.

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The parents of two teenagers killed during a shooting at Marshall County High School last year testified on Thursday in favor of a bill that seeks to improve safety in Kentucky schools.

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  The family of a student killed in the 2018 Marshall County High School shooting is filing suit against the shooter’s mother and stepfather.


Marshall County Schools’ officials have alerted parents and students that the high school is hosting a first responder appreciation breakfast Wednesday morning and to not be alarmed by the sight of Lifeflight helicopters on the school’s campus.

Wednesday is the one-year anniversary of a shooting at the high school that claimed the lives of two students. School officials told parents in an email sent out Tuesday afternoon that the school is hosting the breakfast in the school’s cafeteria at 7:30 a.m.

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An evidentiary hearing to determine whether witness tampering occurred in the Marshall County High School shooting case is set for February 1st. The date was set in a hearing on Friday.

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Physicians are banding together under the trending hashtag "This Is My Lane" after comments from the National Rifle Association suggested they "stay in their lane" when it comes to gun violence. Vanderbilt physician Dr. Sterling Haring is among those in the medical field speaking out and sharing personal stories of tending to victims of gun violence. He tended to Marshall County High School shooting victims. Taylor Inman speaks with Haring about gun violence and his contribution to a new book.

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Retired Marine Lt. Col. Oliver North was greeted with a standing applause welcome at a Republican rally Friday night at a rally at Murray State University.

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The case involving the accused Marshall County High School shooter is scheduled for another status hearing on March 8.