Lawsuit filed by families of victims in Marshall Co. school shooting


It was nearly one year ago that a school shooting took place at Marshall County High School in Kentucky. A student is accused of shooting several others, leaving two dead.  

Now some of the victims’ families are suing not only the suspect but also the school system.  

The victims’ families claim the suspect, Gabe Parker, disclosed information to a private counselor and the information would’ve required the counselor to notify authorities about a potential danger to himself or others.  

But the lawsuit alleges the counselor never did that.  

The lawsuit doesn’t go into specifics about the information or the identity of the counselor. The filing does name the school system, saying they were aware of the threat parker posed and failed to take action.  

The lawsuit also points to a lack of security in the commons area where the shooting took place. 

Parker, along with his mother and step-father, is also named a defendant. The lawsuit accuses the parents of leaving a loaded gun where Parker had access to it.  

Bailey Holt and Preston Cope were both students who were both shot and killed. 14 others were hurt.

Parker is currently being held in juvenile detention as the court case moves forward.  

News 2 reached out to Marshall County Schools. They said they could not comment and referred us to their attorney. 

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