School shooting victim's father asks for prayers

Published: Jan. 26, 2018 at 12:52 PM EST
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12:10 p.m.

The father of a student who was killed in this week's Kentucky school shooting is asking for prayers for the "sweet kids" who died or were injured in the attack.

Jasen Holt wept as he spoke at the end of a community event Friday to remember the victims.

His daughter, Bailey Nicole Holt, was one of two students who killed when a classmate opened fire Tuesday at Marshall County High School. Many others were injured.

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin is calling for a statewide day of prayer for Marshall County.


11:20 a.m.

A top elected official in Marshall County says some emotional wounds from this week's deadly school shooting may never heal.

Marshall County Judge-Executive Kevin Neal says the best thing his community can do is continue to "wrap our arms" around the grieving families. Neal spoke at a community event Friday attended by Kentucky's governor and lieutenant governor.

Neal says he wants Kentucky and Marshall County to set an example with its support for the victims and their families in the aftermath of the shooting rampage Tuesday at Marshall County High School.


8:15 a.m.

The Kentucky high school where a student went on a shooting rampage, killing two classmates and wounding many others, has reopened.

Marshall County High School reopened its doors Friday. The school day began with an assembly.

WPSD-TV reports that the school district sent an email to parents announcing classes would resume Friday. The email told parents that they could attend the assembly with their children.

Police say two students were killed, 14 were wounded by gunfire and seven others suffered other injuries when the boy opened fire at the school Tuesday before classes began.