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Forest High’s Jim Long Named Florida School Resource Officer Of The Year

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Florida’s school resource officer of the year is a man who became a hero in April at Forest High School in Ocala.

Resource officer Jimmy Long was given the honor yesterday — in part because of his actions when a former student brought a gun to campus and fired, wounding one person.

Long helped respond and take shooting suspect Sky Bouche into custody. Bouche remains jailed. In prepared remarks, attorney general Pam Bondi said Long truly exemplified what heroism is.

Three weeks ago, the sheriff’s office released Long’s body camera footage from that day:

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