Marshall Students Mourn Classmates With Statewide Moment of Silence

Apr 20, 2018

Students at Marshall County High School in far west Kentucky participated in a statewide moment of silence this morning, to remember the lives of Bailey Holt and Preston Cope--two 15-year-old students who lost their lives to a shooter at the school January 23rd. More than a dozen other students were wounded during the shooting.

 Marshall County High School junior Keaton Conner stood silently alongside other students and teachers as they circled the school to honor classmates who lost their lives only three months ago.

“It's a great way for us all to be together and to remember them and to remember what happened that day in a peaceful and respectful manner.”

Conner was among at least 200 students who attended a March for Our Lives protest in Kentucky’s state capital last month. Several gun control bills were filed but failed to pass during the general assembly. Students from Marshall County High School are organizing to write letters and call legislators to demand they take action.