A Florida school resource officer is being praised for quickly confronting the gunman during a shooting at a high school that injured one student Friday. The wounded student, a 17-year-old boy, was taken to a local hospital for treatment of a non-life threatening injury to his ankle.
The 19-year-old suspect, who is not a student at the school, now remains in custody. His age was not available and no charges were immediately announced.
The statement reads, "Yesterday we tragically lost two sheriff's deputies, Noel Ramirez and Taylor Lindsey, with the Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office in a senseless act of violence and cowardice". Nikolas Cruz, 19, faces the death penalty if convicted in that Valentine's Day shooting.
During the first walkout which was held back in March, exactly one month after the Parkland shooting, Morgan Roof - the younger sister of Dylann Roof, who murdered nine people at a Charleston church in 2015 - was arrested after bringing weapons and guns to her high school in SC.
The shooting happened just minutes before thousands of students across the country were set to rally against school gun violence in an event called the National School Walkout.
"I'm angry, I'm sad, and I want to do something", he said.
Sky Bouche, the suspected shooter, is being cooperative and talking with investigations, the Marion County Woods said in a later press conference Friday afternoon. "We also started tying together some jackets to hang out the window, in case we needed another way out".
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Mailhiot said about 15 people in the classroom waited over 30 minutes to be evacuated by Ocala police.
He also said the campus is on a code yellow, meaning no one is allowed to enter or leave the campus and movement is restricted to the campus.
"Students who saw anything related to the shooting were separated so they could be interviewed by investigators".
Later, while discussing social media and reported threats.
She that once she's reunited with her daughter, she will "stick to her like Velcro".
The Ocala Police Department, the sheriff's office, the Florida Highway Patrol and the FBI were investigating the shooting. Once all students were off campus, authorities began conducting a more methodical search.