Marshall County students offer advice to Florida shooting victims

Published: Feb. 15, 2018 at 4:31 PM EST
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The tragedy in Florida is all too familiar here in Kentucky.

It comes just three weeks after a shooter killed two Marshall County High School students and injured more than a dozen others.

The accused teenager in that shooting could be tried as an adult.

As people in western Kentucky watched coverage of the mass shooting in Florida on Wednesday memories came flooding back.

"Watching them going out single file like that right now it kinda brings back seeing people running. It just brings back bad memories, and it kinda hurts," said David Hilbrecht, a Marshall County student.

"I was just like 'wow'. It just blows my mind. When you have one you start to notice all the other ones and you pay more attention to it. It just breaks my heart," said student Keatyn Gambel.

Those students went on to say that if they could offer one piece of advice to those trying to come to terms with this tragedy, it would be to lean on their friends and family and pull together as a community to get through it.