Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called Kentucky governor Matt Bevin on Tuesday to offer his condolences after two 15-year-old students were killed and 18 more people were injured in a shooting at a local high school.
“I’ve spoken with Kentucky’s @GovMattBevin to offer condolences on behalf of Canadians for today’s shooting in Benton,” Trudeau tweeted.
“Our hearts go out to Kentuckians, and to all those affected by this tragedy.”
I’ve spoken with Kentucky’s @GovMattBevin to offer condolences on behalf of Canadians for today’s shooting in Benton. Our hearts go out to Kentuckians, and to all those affected by this tragedy.
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) January 23, 2018
Tuesday morning’s deadly shooting at a Marshall County High School in western Kentucky was one of at least 11 shootings on school property recorded since Jan. 1, and roughly the 50th of the academic year, reports The New York Times.
A 15-year-old boy suspected in the shooting is in custody, officials said.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Tuesday that President Trump had been briefed on the deadly shooting, telling reporters: “Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and families there and we offer our sincerest appreciation to the heroic Marshall County deputy who apprehended the shooter.”
Trump has yet to tweet about the deadly mass shooting.
He has instead tweeted about “Cryin’ Chuck Schumer,” tweeted twice about the “50,000 important text messages between FBI lovers Lisa Page and Peter Strzok,” and attacked “Crazy Jim Acosta of Fake News CNN.”