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15-Year-Old Girl Killed In Kentucky School Shooting Called Parents As She Died
The 15-year-old girl who perished in this week’s deadly school shooting in Kentucky called her parents before she died. Sadly, Bailey Holt was unable to speak after dialing her parents.
"She called me and all I could hear was voices, chaos in the background," Bailey's mother, Secret Holt, told WKRN. "She couldn't say anything and I tried to call her name over and over and over, and she never responded."
After that troubling call, Secret and Bailey’s father rushed to the school. When she didn’t see her daughter get off any of the buses that her surviving classmates were on, Secret knew something was terribly wrong.
"We waited and waited for her to get off the buses and she never did," Secret said. "The principal at North Marshal came and got me, and took us outside and we got in a cop car and they took us to the fire department and told us what had happened."
On Tuesday, gunfire erupted inside Marshall County High School at around 8 AM in the school's common area. Two 15-year-olds, Bailey and Preston Cope, are dead, and 18 other people are injured after a 15-year-old boy opened fire. The victims ranged from 14 to 18, reported CNN.
Bailey’s mom said that if the suspected shooter needed a friend, her daughter could have been one for him.
"Whatever that kid had going through his mind, I don't know," she said. "But if he needed a friend, I know she would've been a friend to him and talked to him about anything he needed, because that's just the kind of person she was."
The shooter’s identity has not yet been released. He faces charges of two counts of murder and 12 counts of first degree assault, Marshall County Assistant Attorney Jason Darnall said.
"I don't know if I can go to court and see him. I just don't know if I can, but I want him to pay for everything he's done," Bailey’s mom told ABC News. "I also want to pray for him, too, because I know he's probably having a hard time too, but he took our baby. He still took my baby from me."
Secret called her daughter an angel, adding that it was Bailey’s dream to grow up to become a nurse, so that she could deliver babies.