WATCH: We are live in western Kentucky as families turn to prayer after 2 killed, 18 hurt in school shooting

Benton, KY (FOX19 NOW) - Families in Kentucky are turning to prayer to cope after two students died and 18 people were hurt in a school shooting.

Prayer vigils took place Tuesday night. More are expected Wednesday. [Watch FOX19 NOW Live at this link]

Three students remain in critical condition.

The shooter, a 15-year-old male student, is expected to be charged with two counts of murder and several counts of attempted murder.

All Marshall County Schools are closed Wednesday.

A GoFundMe has been set up for the victims of the shooting. Noah Steele, a 2013 graduate of Marshall County High School, and his fellow former classmate Eric Harrison created the account.

Steele says that so far the GoFundMe has raised more than $1,000 and they plan to give it to a school officer to have them disperse the money to who needs it.

You can donate to their cause at https://www.gofundme.com/mchs-class-of-2013-donations.

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