1 wounded, suspect in custody in Florida high school shooting

Casey Dawson
April 22, 2018

"I didn't kill anyone", he told a man with a video camera.

"Our teachers started pushing file cabinets and desks toward the door, and a few friends and I joined in", Mailhiot said.

Students hug outside a staging area at the First Baptist Church of Ocala as parents arrive to pick them up after a shooting incident at nearby Forest High School, Friday, April 20, 2018, in Ocala, Fla.

"In less than 18 years, we have already seen more deaths related to school shootings than in the whole 20th century", said Antonis Katsiyannis, the lead author of the study.

This is now the 20th USA school shooting this year. The Forest High School shooting came more than two months after 17 people were killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida - a mass shooting that has sparked multiple marches and walkouts against gun violence.

Friday morning in Ocala, Florida, one student was shot at Forest High School. Instead, they experienced their own traumatic event. Though the student is expected to recover and the shooter is now in custody, today's shooting marks an bad milestone.

"I don't know, it just wasn't a good day", Bouche said.

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Local, state and federal officers have responded to assist at all schools in Marion County for an increased law enforcement presence at schools in the county.

Sky Bouche, 19, is facing several charges, including terrorism. Within minutes, at about 8:42 a.m., Long reached the shooting scene and the shooter was in custody, officials said. The suspect was male and, according to most sources, a student at Forest High School. "Bouche also expressed to detectives that he felt ignored, and made statements that he could potentially conduct another shooting in the future".

"You could hear in their voice that this wasn't a drill", the 16-year-old junior said.

"[School violence] has made its way home", he said. "Society has changed since I was in school".

The injuries to the student were not life-threatening, Woods said, adding the names of all those involved were not immediately released.

"At this time we have one person injured and they are being treated by medics", the Sheriff's Office said.

According to the poll, about eight-in-ten Republicans and Republican-leaning independents said allowing teachers to carry guns in schools would be very or somewhat effective at preventing school shootings, compared with just 24 percent of Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents.

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