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Trump Stays Silent After Kentucky School Shooting That Kills 2, Injures 17 Others

The president addresses the first fatal school shooting of the year by saying nothing for hours.

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Shortly before 8am at Marshall County High School in Benton, Kentucky, a 16-year-old boy entered the school and opened fire, killing two students and injuring 17 others.

The teenage suspect was apprehended by police and led away in handcuffs. The incident marks the first fatal shooting of 2018.

By Tuesday evening, President Donald Trump was still nowhere to be found. Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters at a regular press briefing that the president had been briefed and offered condolences on behalf of the White House.

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Around the time of the shooting, Trump was busy tweeting in defense of his chief of staff John Kelly and criticizing Democrats over the government shutdown.

This story was updated with a current injury count at 5:37pm ET.

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