LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – Visitation was held Saturday for 15-year-olds Bailey Hold and Preston Cope in the Marshall County High School gymnasium.
The two students were killed when another 15-year-old opened fire at the school on Tuesday when classes began.
Eighteen others were wounded in the shooting with 14 of those suffering from gunshot wounds. Two of the injured remain at Vanderbilt University Hospital in stable condition.
Family and friends of the teens spoke with media outlets, giving insight into the lives of their loved ones.
Preston was a member of the high school baseball team.
Jackie Reid, the principal at Sharpe Elementary where Preston’s mother works, told about his love for St. Louis Cardinals baseball.
“One of the greatest opportunities that preston had was to play on – at Busch Stadium whenever the high school team got to play there – I believe last year. He said that is a memory that they will [and] are going to hang onto forever,” Reid said.
Tracy Tubbs, Bailey’s aunt, explained how deep-rooted Bailey’s father’s side of the family is to all things University of Louisville. Bailey is being buried in a UofL sweatshirt.
“She does have on a little sweatshirt. The University of Louisville actually had sent her two jerseys of her favorite players and they have been nothing but extraordinary to our family,” Tubbs said.
Both teens will be laid to rest in separate funerals Sunday.
The funeral service for Bailey Holt will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at Twin Lakes Worship Center.
The service for Preston Cope will be held at 3 p.m. in the Marshall County High School gymnasium.