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One Injured, Shooter In Custody In ‘Intentional’ Shooting At Forest High School In Ocala

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Updated, 5:18 p.m.: Marion County Sheriff’s Office has identified the shooter as 19-year-old former student Sky Bouche.

Updated, 1:15 p.m.: Marion County Sheriff Billy Woods hosted a press conference to provide updates shortly before noon. Woods called the shooting by the suspect, a 19-year-old non-student, “intentional.”

At 8:39 a.m., school resource officer Jim Long said he heard a loud bang. And by 8:42, Long had taken the shooter into custody.

The sheriff’s office said the suspect, whose name has not yet been released, was unharmed and did not offer any resistance.

The victim, a 17-year-old student, was found with non-life threatening injuries. Woods said law enforcement is unsure as to whether or not the victim was a target.

Woods said he wants to ensure that all Marion County schools will be safe today. Additional law enforcement is present and patrolling on all campuses across the county for the entire day.

“Any threat we will not ignore or any rumor we will no take for granted, we will immediately respond and act accordingly,” he said.

LIVE Press Conference on Forest High School Shooting

Posted by Marion County Sheriff's Office on Friday, April 20, 2018

 

Updated, 11:30 a.m.: Marion County School District has arranged for parent pickup of Forest High School students at nearby First Baptist Church on Maricamp Road.

Other schools in the district remain open Friday but are on “code yellow.” Around 11 a.m., there was a false alarm at West Port High School:

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office has also announced how the shooter was brought into custody:

Original story, 9:16 a.m.: There was a shooting Friday morning at Forest High School southeast of Ocala.

One person is injured, and Ocala police say the shooter is in custody. The Marion County Sheriff’s Office and Ocala police are responding.

The school board will notify parents the plan for next week on whether the school will be open, and this morning the sheriff’s office posted this update to Facebook:

LIVE Press Conference on Forest High School Shooting

Posted by Marion County Sheriff's Office on Friday, April 20, 2018

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