Secret Holt Mother of KY Shooting Victim Bailey Holt

Secret Holt

Secret Holt is the heartbroken mother of slayed teen, Bailey Holt –who was killed earlier this week during a shooting at her Western Kentucky high school.

Her daughter, a student at Marshall County High School in Benton was one of two, who lost their lives at the hands of a classmate who opened fire right before classes on Tuesday. Over a dozen students were wounded.

Secret Holt opened up about her daughter’s death revealing the 15-year-old tried calling her right in the middle of the chaos. A sobbing Holt told outlets her daughter dialed her but “all I could hear was voices, chaos in the background” She couldn’t say anything and I tried to call her name over and over and over and she never responded.”

Mrs. Holt said she tried calling Bailey but she didn’t answer, adding “It’s not like her not to answer or text back.”

Bailey Holt

Secret Holt is married to Bailey’s father, Jasen Holt. The parents recounted how they rushed to the high school after they first heard news of the shooting. They said they were directed to an area where students were being taken to safety.


Jasen and Secret Holt waited bus after bus to see their daughter get off, but they never did. Next thing they knew, a cop car brought them to the nearby fire department; where they found out Bailey had been killed. The parents went onto described Bailey as a “warm, friendly person” “She was such a perfect, sweet soul” they also expressed her desire to become a nurse.

Secret Holt said her daughter could’ve been the friend the shooter needed, because that was the kind of person she was. Bailey Holt is survived by both her parents and one younger sister, who was also at the shooting scene.

Bailey’s killer has been charged in juvenile court on two counts of murder and 12 of assault. His identity hasn’t been released.

According to her social media, Secret Nicole Holt was born in Benton, Kentucky where she continues to live. The wife and mother Went to Marshall County High School, Benton, KY –and is employed at Baptist Health Paducah where she works in the Engineering Department since 2016.