OCALA, Fla. — 9 Investigates has confirmed the 19-year-old man arrested on suspicion of shooting a student in the ankle at Forest High School was on the Federal Bureau of Investigation's radar as early as October 2013.
Documents obtained by WFTV show the San Francisco FBI Office previously contacted the Marion County Sheriff's Office regarding a possible student threat.
According to the report, the Ocala Police Department was contacted in 2013 by a member of the Marion County Sheriff's Office, who worked with the FBI's Safe Streets Task Force.
Investigators said Sky Bouche watched a YouTube video of the Columbine school shooting and made "numerous inflamed derogatory comments" in support of the incident.
"I'm thinking about doing my school the same way. I have enough guns and ammo. I have been planning for months, but not sure when to do it," Bouche allegedly said in the video's comments section. "Everybody will know my name."
Investigators said Bouche told them he made the comments because he was looking for attention.
The shooting at Forest High School occurred Friday, April 20, on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine attack.
After his arrest last week, Bouche said he was held under the state's Baker Act when he was 14 years old.
Channel 9 requested documents from multiple law enforcement agencies to find out what led to that involuntary mental examination.
Despite the written threats outlined in the report, investigators concluded there were no credible and specific threats to his middle school, so no criminal charges were filed.
Police said they treated the situation as a mental issue. Bouche received a referral for a suicidal and violence risk assessment and was released to his mother.
Channel 9 reached out to the FBI for a statement.
Bouche remains jailed without bail.
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