Connect with us

National News

Shooting at Forest High School in Ocala, FL

This is the twentieth school shooting in 2018.

Avatar

Published

on

On Friday, April 20th, a day dedicated to school walkouts in protest to gun violence, and as a remembrance of the anniversary of Columbine, a student was shot at Forest High School in Ocala, Florida. The student was shot in the ankle, and the suspect was taken into custody shortly after. The shooting occurred around 8:39 am EST standard time, and Deputy Jimmy Long was able to get the suspect into custody just three minutes later. The suspect, a former student named Sky Bouche went without a fight. The suspect shot through a door at the school, which is how he shot the victim, a 17-year-old student who is currently in the hospital. When talking to Marion County Sheriff Billy Woods, the victim told him, “I am so glad it was me and not one of my friends.”

After the shooting and a lockdown to confirm that there was only one gunman, the students were bussed to First Baptist Church of Ocala where their parents were able to pick them up. The event occurred just a couple hours before many students at the school planned to participate in the national school walkout at 10:20 am EST. Walkouts at other schools in the district were canceled as a result of the shooting.

The suspect faces charges of terrorism, culpable negligence, aggravated assault with a firearm, possession of a sealed firearm on school property, amongst others. There have been twenty school shooting in 2018.

Jumpstart a career doing something you are passionate about with one of College Media Network’s courses. Read about our current offerings, schedule and unique virtual learning environment here.

Caitlin Wills is a graduate of the University of Colorado Boulder with a BA in journalism and a minor in creative writing. She has written for various websites including The Odyssey Online and The Tempest, and currently writes album reviews for MXDWN. She is also an avid fiction writer and is working on writing a novel. Follow her on Twitter @caitlinjherrera.

CMN Reports

Education5 days ago

California Will Require All of Its Public Universities to Offer the Abortion Pill On Campus

The Golden State expands women's healthcare choices on campus.

by , The Catholic American University
Government1 week ago

California Becomes the 1st State to Make HIV Prevention Drugs Available Over-The-Counter

The Golden State progresses towards reducing HIV/AIDS.

by , The Catholic American University
Business1 week ago

California Will Allow Its Own Cities and Counties To Open Their Own Public Banks

The Golden State alongside North Dakota leads the way in public banking.

by , The Catholic American University
Government3 weeks ago

Abortion Fully Decriminalized Across The Nation of Australia

The country's most populous state is giving women choices in healthcare.

by , The Catholic American University
Free Speech4 weeks ago

Meet The Young People Against Socialism in America

A new conservative youth group takes on the rise of American socialism.

by , The Catholic American University
Government4 weeks ago

Meet the Progressive Rugby Player and Veteran Taking on the Democratic Establishment in New York

This Queens candidate wants to put his community first.

by , The Catholic American University
Election 20201 month ago

This Progressive Truck Driver is Challenging a Democratic Incumbent in Washington State

This young working class truck driver is taking on the Democratic Party establishment in Olympia, Washington.

by , The Catholic American University
Election 20201 month ago

The State of Maine Will Use Ranked-Choice Voting for Future Presidential Elections

The Pine Tree State progresses towards more electoral reform.

by , The Catholic American University

Most Read From CMN Writers

[]
1 Step 1
keyboard_arrow_leftPrevious
Nextkeyboard_arrow_right

Copyright © College Media Network