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Aunt: Kentucky school shooting victim 'salt of the Earth'

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BENTON, Ky. (AP) - The aunt of one of two teenage victims of a school shooting in Kentucky is describing her as an "old soul" who was simple, easy to love and "the salt of the Earth."

Tracy Tubbs told reporters Saturday that her niece, 15-year-old Bailey Holt, was a "sweatshirt kind of girl" who often wore jeans and Converse shoes. Tubbs said Holt loved classic rock bands like AC/DC and Van Halen.

Holt died at the scene of the shooting at Marshall County High School in Benton on Tuesday. Fifteen-year-old Preston Ryan Cope was declared dead at a Nashville hospital. A 15-year-old boy is being held on murder and assault charges.

Tubbs spoke on behalf of the Holt family. Jackie Reid, principal of Sharpe Elementary School, spoke for Cope's family.

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