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Three-year anniversary of Marshall County HS shooting

Posted at 5:15 PM, Jan 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-23 17:15:39-05

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.

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.

In the aftermath of the shooting, the community embraced the motto, "Marshall Strong," to remember the victims and support each other.