Gov. Matt Bevin ran out a side door at the Capitol, saying he was headed to the scene at Marshall County High School in southwest Kentucky, about 120 miles (193 kilometers) northwest of Nashville, Tennessee.
Police said the school remained on lockdown. The FBI said it was working with state and local law enforcement to respond.
State police didn’t provide any other immediate details about the alleged shooter or the apprehension.
Meanwhile, a soccer coach at the school said all of her players were safe.
“You just never think this will happen in a small town like ours,” Savana Smothers, the high school’s assistant girls’ soccer coach, told The Associated Press in a Facebook message.
WPSD-TV reports the high school students were being taken by bus to a middle school where parents can pick up them up.
BENTON, Ky. — Authorities are reporting one person was killed and others were wounded Tuesday morning in a high school shooting in rural Kentucky.
In a tweet from a verified account, Gov. Matt Bevin said it happened at Marshall County High School in southwest Kentucky.
In the tweet, Bevin says a shooting suspect was in custody. No other details were immediately available.
The community is about 120 miles northwest of Nashville, Tennessee.