LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Tuesday's mass shooting at Marshall High School is bringing back memories from more than 20 years ago when a similar tragedy hit a Kentucky town just 30 miles away.

Three students were killed during a shooting at Heath High School in west Paducah in 1997. Missy Jenkins Smith survived after being shot, but was paralyzed from the waist down.

She says she knows just how difficult it can be to get past the daily reminders of the tragedy.

"It's gonna be a long road, but we're here to support them and the worst thing they can do is to keep it to themselves," Smith said. "They may not want to talk now and that's fine."

Smith says her version of therapy- is talking to others about her experiences.


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