Marshall County High School Shooting

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The Marshall County Fiscal Court unanimously approved an amended Fiscal Year 2019-2020 budget Friday, with further financial discussion set for June 30 as the court debates how to bridge financial constraints imposed by the coronavirus pandemic. 

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A western Kentucky county where a deadly 2018 high school shooting claimed the lives of two students is continuing to debate the funding of school resource officers (SROs). 

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More than two years after opening fire on his classmates, Gabriel Ross Parker, now 18, was officially sentenced to life in prison in Marshall Circuit Court. Parker brought his stepfather’s pistol to Marshall County High School on the morning of Jan. 23, 2018, and opened fire, killing 15-year-olds Bailey Holt and Preston Cope, and injuring more than a dozen others. 

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Marshall County Schools Superintendent Trent Lovett said the recent public debate regarding school safety resulted in a larger group coming to the table to talk solutions. He said a May 1 virtual meeting with local and state elected officials as well as the families of the two children who died in the Jan. 23, 2018 Marshall County High School shooting was “positive.” 

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  The former Marshall County High School student charged with killing two classmates and injuring more than a dozen others during a shooting on Jan. 23, 2018, pleaded guilty to all charges in Marshall Circuit Court on Tuesday. 

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This post has been updated to clarify the open records request was fulfilled by Marshall County Schools.  

A school district that experienced a deadly high school shooting in 2018 is prevented from seeking a federal grant to hire school resource officers (SROs) after the county’s chief executive declined to sign the grant application. 

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The long-awaited trial for the Marshall County High School shooter will likely be delayed further than June of this year. Due to the limitations created by the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, all parties involved are concerned about a number of issues, including putting together a jury.

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The Marshall County community gathered Thursday evening at their high school for a ‘Night of Hope and Healing’ to mark two years since the deadly shooting at the school.

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A prefiled bill partially inspired by the 2018 shooting at Marshall County High School would prevent the public from viewing gruesome evidence in Kentucky’s court cases. 


Attorneys in the case involving the alleged Marshall County High School shooter Gabe Parker met in Marshall County Friday for a status hearing.