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Bailey Nicole Holt and Preston Ryan Cope: tributes pour in

Bailey Nicole Holt and Preston Ryan Cope: tributes pour in for Marshall County High School shooting victims

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When she stepped out of her home early in the morning, neither she, nor her mother or father had any inkling that this will be the last day of the petite girl’s life. The shooting incident that took place in her high school in Kentucky not just injured more than a dozen people, it also took away the lives of two young, teenage girls.

Bailey Holt, all of 15-years, was one of the victims who reportedly lost her life in the tragic shooting incident that was reported from Marshall County High School in Benton, Kentucky.

The teenager was identified as one of the two students who lost in the macabre shooting incident at the Kentucky school. Benton is a home rule-class city in Marshall County, Kentucky, United States with a population of just over 4000 residents. It is the county seat of Marshall County.

Finally the police have identified both the victims who lost their lives in the Marshall County High School shooting yesterday. Kentucky State Police said that the victims included a 15 year old girl Bailey Nicole Holt and a boy o same age, Preston Ryan Cope. Police officials also said that 12 other people were shot and five are in critical condition.

Meanwhile all the people injured in the incident were students of Marshall County High School. “We are trying to determine that every one of those that has been shot was a student. It is our belief that they are…The shooter was a student, a 15-year-old male…That student is in custody. That student was apprehended at the scene” said Gov. Matt Bevin.

Meanwhile the motive of the student who opened fire at his own fellow students isn’t clear as yet.
While talking about the slain student, one of her friends said, “Bailey Holt was always so happy and a great friend we will love you and can’t believe you were taking away from us so soon. But god has definitely gained a beautiful angel.💙 prayer to her family as they go through all this”.


Another friend, while paying tribute to the 15-year old girl said, “Bailey holt and Preston I’m so sorry you guys had to pass this way it wasn’t fair for you guys to wake up and go to school and have this happen there will be a prayer circle and you will be missed by everyone.”




Another friend while recalling the two slain students said, “Today on 1-23-18 we lost two of the greatest people I have ever met all because one kid was ‘hurting inside…I’m thankful for my injured friends that have stayed strong through their process of healing. Bailey Holt and Preston Cope were two great people, I have never heard one negative thing come from their mouths. I’m glad we made the memories we did with each other. It hurts knowing we won’t be able to share the laughs anymore…”

In the meantime, other friends and family members of the students at the school and coming forward and sharing the details about them. “Pray for Marshall County High School, I am a student there and we just had a school shooter, multiple students injured, please pray for us.” One mother described to the Courier Journal how her 14-year-old son “was crawling to her on hands and knees in a panic” when she arrived at the school.

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  1. Will friends, families and students celebrate Bailey Holt’s upcoming 16th birthday at her grave by then?

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