1 injured, 1 in custody after reported shooting at Ocala high school


The shooter, whose name has not yet been released, is in custody.

Right before students were to take part in a national protest opposing gun violence, a student was shot and injured at a high school in Florida on Friday, CNN reports.

A new study conducted by researchers from Clemson University reviewed the history of mass school shootings in the United States and found that in the last 18 years, more people were injured or killed in mass school shootings than in the entire 20th century. A school spokesperson called the injury non-life-threatening. Authorities stated Bouche was also a former scholar in the faculty.

"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. "I really don't think he meant to shoot the gun". That's when he said, "sorry".

All Marion County schools are now on a code yellow, in which students stay locked in their classrooms with their teachers as a precaution, according to a post on the Marion County Sheriff's Office Facebook page.

Woods praised the quick response by Long, as well as school personnel and first responders.

The order again Bouche is the first temporary risk protection order entered in the 5th Judicial Circuit since the new legislation went into effect in March 2018. Woods mentioned Lengthy heard a "massive, loud banging sound" and instantly responded.

"What happened down south nearly came here to Marion County, and they need to stop", Woods said at Friday's press conference. Bouche is listed as a resident of Crystal River, Florida, which is about 40 miles southwest of Ocala.

Authorities said the weapon was transported by the gunman inside the faculty in a guitar instance.

Informed officials who he was "grateful this was me personally and not one among my buddies".

Once on school grounds, the 19-year-old donned a tactical vest and gloves inside a campus bathroom - before firing one round through a classroom door, which wounded a 17-year-old student.

There were questions about the fact that Friday was the 19th anniversary og Columbine and students were demonstrating across the country against gun violence. The Ocala faculty had deliberate its model of a walkout, college students mentioned, nevertheless it was canceled.

Forest High was to participate in the walkout, according to a Thursday post on the Ocala school's Twitter account.