At least one person was injured in a shooting at a Florida high school Friday and a suspect was in custody, police said, Fox News reports.
One student shot another in the ankle Friday morning at Forest High School. The shooter is in custody. The injured student, a boy, suffered a non-life-threatening injury and has been taken to a local hospital.
Parents should go to First Baptist Church of Ocala, 2801 SE Maricamp Road, Ocala, not to the Forest campus. All students are being taken to the church by bus.
Chris Oliver’s 16-year-old son is a Forest student. The boy told him that the shooting happened near his classroom. According to the boy’s account, the shooter was standing in a hallway and shot at a closed classroom door. Ocala Star News
The teen that opened fire through the door dropped the firearm after firing and ran to hide.
The FBI, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, the Florida Highway Patrol and the Ocala Police Department were reportedly on the scene.
School district spokesman Kevin Christian sent a recorded message to parents by phone Friday morning, urging them to not try to get to Forest.
“You cannot get on the campus and Maricamp Road is virtually blocked in front of the school,” he said.
On the school grounds, Marion County Fire Rescue has set up a triage area for any student who needs assistance.
Today is the 19th anniversary of the Columbine shool shooting in Colorado, and across the nation — including Marion County — many high school students are planning to demonstrate in support of gun safety.
Stay tuned for more details on this developing story.
The Left will turn this into another call to ban the 2nd amendment and demand to take everyone’s firearms from them. They will never understand that an evil person set on hurting another, will use whatever tool they please, to carry out their evil.
What do people expect? We allowed all these insane “PC” policies and they Left have turned this into a war within our nation because they demand to take away our freedoms. The left have mentally pushed their agenda down our youths throats.
Chris “Badger” Thomas is a Veteran who served our country as an Army Combat Medic.
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