On National Walkout Day, Shooter Injures Florida High School Student

On National Walkout Day, Shooter Injures Florida High School Student

Authorities recognized the suspect as 19-year-old Sky Bouche, a former pupil. The suspect shot through a door at the school, which is how he shot the victim, a 17-year-old student who is now in the hospital.

In Washington, students from area high schools planned to rally at the White House today and march on Congress to demand action on gun control from legislators.

Three minutes later, the officer took a 19-year-old into custody without resistance, said Woods, describing Long as a hero.

Delgrego described the school as "close-knit", and teachers and students have great relationships with each other.

A gunman carrying a shotgun in a guitar case walked into the Forest High School in Ocala about 8.39am on Saturday (Friday local time), just before a national classroom protest was to start to protest gun violence on the anniversary of the 1999 massacre at Colorado's Columbine High School.

"It's a shame what society has come to in that we even have to be here on a school campus", Marion County Sheriff Billy Woods said to a throng of reporters "Society has changed since I was in school".

"His hands were up, and he said he wanted to be arrested", McManis-Panasuk told the Ocala Star Banner, adding that Bouche told her he is mentally ill.

After the shooting, all students were bused to First Baptist Church of Ocala, where parents gathered to pick them up, officials said.

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The incident prompted the school to go on lockdown for at least an hour. Our country is now averaging a staggering 1.25 school shootings a week, and here in Florida this is our second school shooting of 2018.

Some students and teachers piled desks and filing cabinets against classroom doors as a makeshift barricade. The shooter then dropped an unspecified weapon, ran and tried to hide, the boy told his father.

"Bouche also expressed to detectives that he felt ignored, and made statements that he could potentially conduct another shooting in the future", the sheriff's office said.

Students shared photographs of their classrooms on social media following the incident.

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She that once she is reunited with her daughter, she would "stick to her like Velcro".

Florida Gov. Rick Scott tweeted he was briefed on the shooting. Law enforcement agencies, including the Ocala Police Department, Florida Highway Patrol and Federal Bureau of Investigation, responded to the shooting.

Forest Excessive has an enrollment of greater than 2,000 college students, in keeping with the Nationwide Heart for Training Statistics.

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