BENTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Saturday is the three year anniversary of the Marshall County High School shooting.
Bailey Holt and Preston Ryan Cope were killed in the attack. 18 other people were injured.
Three years ago today we lost two beautiful students and many more were injured physically and mentally. I pray for our students, staff and community as we continue the healing process. #MarshallStrong— Trent Lovett (@trentlovett) January 23, 2021
Gabriel Parker is serving two life sentences after pleading guilty to the 2018 shooting over the summer.
His plea included two counts of murder and 14 counts of assault after he opened fire inside the school.
Three years ago today we lost two young students, and saw many more injured – physically and mentally – in our own Marshall County. Today we hold this community close in prayer as they continue to heal and teach us the true meaning of strength. #MarshallStrong— Governor Andy Beshear (@GovAndyBeshear) January 23, 2021
Each time I visit Marshall County, I am reminded of the strength and hope in this community following the tragic events of January 23, 2018. They remind us all what it means to be #MarshallStrong. pic.twitter.com/0bdutmh0Ra— Attorney General Daniel Cameron (@kyoag) January 23, 2021
In the aftermath of the shooting, the community embraced the motto, "Marshall Strong," to remember the victims and support each other.