Shooting at Forest High School leaves 1 injured, gunman charged with Terrorism
UPDATE 11:30pm: The gunman will be charged with Terrorism, Aggravated Assault with a Firearm, Culpable Negligence, Carrying a Concealed Firearm, Possession of a Firearm on School Property, Possession of a Short-Barreled Shotgun, Interference in a School
Function and Armed Trespassing on School Property. He is currently being held in the Marion County Jail on no bond.
A former student walked onto the campus of Forest High School in Ocala today with a shotgun, then he pulled the trigger.
One person was hit, but the quick response ended what could have been another tragedy.
"It happened so fast that that you can't even really recall you don't even know really what to say."
Said Breanna Bellamy, a teacher right across the hall from the shooting. She and her students had just finished the pledge of allegiance when they heard the shots.
"We just hear these loud noises like these booms and bangs and at first you know the whole class kind of got quiet just started looking at each other like whats going on."
Instead it was 19 year old Sky Bouche seen here later that day, who was confronted by the schools resource officer and gave himself up 3 minutes after he shot at a classroom door. One student was hit in the foot.
Bellamy explained it all happened so fast it took awhile to sink it. "I don't think it really hit anybody until the SWAT team came busting into the room with their guns and rifles and were like hands up, hands in the air. That's when, just seeing kids hands shaking you know and I was shaking and had to keep it together for my students and it was really hard to do that.""
Marion County Sheriff Billy Woods says this violence along with the deadly shooting in Trenton is a societal problem.
"My emotions are running rampant because as every one of you know I spent from 3:30 in the afternoon yesterday until 10 o'clock at night with my fellow Sheriff in Gilchrist County and then we have an incident like this today. I'm angry, I'm sad and I want to do something."
Tv20's Landon Harrar reported "To go along with what happened here at Forest High School at one point in time,police cars with their sirens on were blazing out of this parking lot as they went to go to another reported threat which did turn out to be a hoax. ."
Sheriff Woods said false claims of threats of school violence will not be tolerated "Anybody who puts false information out there and puts any threats on social media we will take the appropriate action. This is not the appropriate time to be making false accusations or think you're funny, this is not a joking matter. What happened down South almost came here to Marion County."
Starting Monday every Marion County school will have at least one officer or deputy on duty to ensure student safety.